Grudge Match
Grudge Match (2013)

Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone star as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 25, 2013
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2014
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Grudge Match is sporadically funny but meandering, and its strong cast largely mired in a plot that's overrun with clichés.

Wesley Morris

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.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

"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.

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Dwight Brown
National Newspaper Publishers Association

Somewhat formulaic, but a lot of fun regardless.

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Laremy Legel

This one probably never could have been a contender.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

A story that's so on-the-nose that it appears to be following some predetermined rubric of what constitutes success for a sports comeback flick.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Pleasant but underwhelming, it feels like something that belongs on the undercard, never reaching the heights of a main event.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Stick with your memories of Rocky Balboa and Jake La Motta, because "Grudge Match" isn't a fight worth fighting.

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Jeff Vice

"(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."

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Well well what's this? the long awaited sequel to 'Raging Bull'? the long awaited follow up in the Rocky franchise? or is it merely an excuse to… More
Kevin M. Williams
The true price of this Rocky/Raging Bull sendup is whatever fond memories one might have of those two boxing movie juggernauts, ruthlessly beatdown to eck out a… More
Al S
A total blast at the movies that is almost impossible to resist. A real knockout of pure fun and heart. An instant classic. A must-see legendary match up… More
Mark Walker
Although their careers have went in very different paths, Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro have been around roughly the same amount of time and have, on… More
Alex roy
Grudge Match is a mediocre comedy that had a pretty good idea, but it never takes off. The problem with the film is that it has a dull script with many clichés,… More
Manu Gino
Never give up the fight. Good Movie! This movie is solid entertainment with a soul. Yes there are some solid principles to live by in this movie... and some to… More