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.

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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A forgettable prison boxing movie.

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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.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's dead in the water before the climax.

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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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I've got nobody to root for ... in a movie like this I want to root for one of the boxers in the ring.

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
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
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
Christopher Brown
Criminally (get it, it takes place at a prison) overlooked boxing film that is edge of your seat exciting from start to finish. I can't believe this… More