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Grudge Match

Year : 2014 Director : Peter Segal Running Time : 113 Genre : ,
Movie review score

What’s it about?
Sylvester Stallone (aka Rocky) and Robert De Niro (aka Raging Bull) play two arch enemies – both former world boxing champions – who end up agreeing to a rematch 30 years after their previous bout. And way past their prime.

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt says: Teenage me would have frothed at the mouth at the prospect of Rocky vs Raging Bull but adult me thought it would be cringeworthy, stupid and ruining beloved memories with old actors. But as much as I expected to hate it I found myself laughing and enjoying it. It’s certainly not a great movie (and in fact barely good) but it is actually entertaining despite the heavy reliance on cliche. Wait for the DVD but it is worth a look if you like boxing movies.

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