Undisputed (2002)

Director and screenwriter Walter Hill returns to one of his favorite themes -- desperate and violent men using force to escape from an unforgiving environment -- in this action drama set behind bars. Monroe Hutchen (Wesley Snipes) was once… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 23, 2002
DVD Release Date: November 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While not the deepest boxing movie out there, Undisputed is successful at hitting its aspiration of being nothing more than a genre picture.

Michael Sragow
New Yorker

Drawing on torn-from-the-headlines events and B-movie history, Hill and his co-writer, David Giler, fill out their premise with hardboiled irony and gusto.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Walter Hill's prison-boxing flick Undisputed could have been a great B, but it represents a failure of nerve.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A forgettable prison boxing movie.

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Dan Fienberg
L.A. Weekly

With flashbulb editing as cover for the absence of narrative continuity, Undisputed is nearly incoherent, an excuse to get to the closing bout ... by which time it's impossible to care who wins.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A shrewd and splendidly volatile B movie structured around a highly original gambit of suspense.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's dead in the water before the climax.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Hill looks to be going through the motions, beginning with the pale script.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

If Hill isn't quite his generation's Don Siegel (or Robert Aldrich), it's because there's no discernible feeling beneath the chest hair; it's all bluster and cliché.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[A] rock-hard, streamlined "B" movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
The Mike Tyson story this could be, Mr Chambers (Rhames) goes to jail for an accusation of rape and becomes an even bigger media typhoon than he was before. At… More
Dean King
A very solid boxing film set in prison. Almost seems to be aimed at one World heavy weight champ in the real world! The boxing scenes are done very well, but… More
Al S
A solid prison drama with strong performances by Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames, but the film lacks in any form of human emotion or character study and just… More
Brendan Nicholls
didn't really connect, snipes wasn't super interesting and rhames wasn't really a villain. easy to see why this film never connected with the… More
Lady D'arbanville
Not a film that holds your attention well. Overacted, over the top on the fight sound effects, hugely energetic fighting for a heavyweight fight. You really… More
Steven Vincent Gee
I enjoyed <b>Undisputed</b> for the first thirty minutes or so but after that I became lost. The character we never get to know, oddly, is the hero,… More