Real Steel
Real Steel (2011)

A gritty, white-knuckle, action ride set in the near-future where the sport of boxing has gone high-tech, Real Steel stars Hugh Jackman as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Silly premise notwithstanding, this is a well-made Hollywood movie: Thrilling and exciting action with just enough characterization.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

Its remote-controlled emotional responses leave little room for genuine uplift.

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Eric D. Snider

Surely a story as elementary and essentially derivative as this one could be told in less than 127 minutes.

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Will Leitch

This movie about robot boxing needs more robot boxing.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Satisfyingly sturdy and no-nonsense, a multiplex monster smartly constructed from tried-and-trusted parts.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

They should call this overloud, underwhelming movie Real Steal.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

Real Steel envisions a future where boxing has evolved into giant fighting robots. Great special effects and cool fight choreography makes this a must-see.

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Richard Roeper

Thanks to an admittedly corny script, some amazing fight scenes, and a terrific cast, "Real Steel's" actually a winner by split decision.

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Forrest Wickman

Real Steel, a heartwarming sci-fi sports movie about a father and son who reunite through robot boxing, testifies to the formidable power of ridiculousness.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Good thing we all love Hugh Jackman so much

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Jon Lantz
I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I thought it would be a decent, cute, family film but it was one that actually had a decent plot and a spine.… More
xGary Xx
In a near future where human boxing has been replaced by bouts fought by giant mechanical robots, an ex-fighter and deadbeat dad bonds with his estranged son… More
Wildaly M
Forgettable. Okay for kids.
Sophie Burgess
A different and fun look on the action genre which is both involving and cheerful.
paul sandberg
Although it employs (read wallows) in just about every film cliché EVER, this film, set in the near future has enough cool CGI and an underdog mentality to make… More
Anatoliy Dudaev
want to see it