Grudge Match
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"By the time Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro start training for the big match -- it's called Grudgment Day -- you give in because, surprisingly, both actors have reported for duty, especially De Niro."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
""Grudge Match" at its core is an affront to the cinema gods, an attempt to capitalize off two iconic films for a few cheap laughs."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
""(Not only) is this sports comedy poorly timed, it has more than just a whiff of desperation, both on the part of its remaining cast and the filmmaker.""
‑ Jeff Vice, Cinephiled
"I do have to marvel at the way Stallone has always been able to make himself the underdog. This is a massive monster of a man who should by any account be the Goliath to any movie's David, yet he's always able to play vulnerable."
‑ Fred Topel, CraveOnline
"Two old guys get into the ring and start punching each other. Whoever the winner is, it sure ain't cinema."
‑ Anthony Morris, The Vine
"This one probably never could have been a contender."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"The jokes are clumsy, the dramatic scenes stale and lifeless; like the climactic bout, the movie itself is a freak show, a fantasy matchup between two icons with nothing better to do than spend down their legacies."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Grudge Match certainly has enough successful elements to be moderately entertaining, although it's hard not to wish it contained fewer distractions."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Grudge Match is one of those ideas that works as a passing joke rather than an actual film, but the film's brazenness is admirable, and it is possible to have a good time with it. Just make sure your expectations are suitably lowered first."
‑ Lee Zachariah, Concrete Playground
"It's wise not to underestimate the sheer guilt-plated fun of watching these two old pros from different sides of the acting spectrum verbally and physically spar with one another while hauling their geriatric carcasses around a ring."
‑ Jarrod Walker, FILMINK (Australia)
"Pleasant but underwhelming, it feels like something that belongs on the undercard, never reaching the heights of a main event."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Stick with your memories of Rocky Balboa and Jake La Motta, because "Grudge Match" isn't a fight worth fighting."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"If you're from my generation, it's worth checking out for the nostalgia factor, even if much of the film will be lost on the younger generation."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"This film is clearly designed as a comedy as opposed to a drama. A few jokes will put a smile on your face but there's not enough to warrant a "must see" recommendation."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"Working from a cobbled-together screenplay by Tim Kelleher and Rodney Rothman, director Peter Segal pretty much goes through the motions."
‑ David Stratton, The Australian
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