Thursday, January 09, 2014

GRUDGE MATCH

one star

GRUMPY OLD MEN IN THE RING

Mini Review:

Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro have fun sledging each other while preparing for a grudge boxing match. The sledging is fun, the rest predictable.

Main Review:

Bow down before gorgeousness. Kim Basinger is still stunning, wrinkles and all. Sly Stallone is now in better shape and still able to pull punches, and actually looks happy making movies. Robert De Niro as a swaggering so-and-so is a polished  act as well, and does not throw away this role like he did in Last Vegas and The Family…

Yes, there’s a reconciliation with a son, the predictable scene with a hooker, an annoying child, a getting back together with an ex-girlfriend, training Rocky style, smart mouthing black men that holds the story of two boxing greats together, but it is the verbal and physical sledging between the two leads that is great fun to watch.

Maybe you should just rent the dvd, make popcorn when the predictable family/community moments happen, and watch only the clash between the two boxing greats.


1 comment:

Dan O. said...

It just tries too hard to make us laugh, which is mainly why I didn't love every waking moment of this movie. Even when the cast was doing all that they could to make this work wonders. Good review Manisha.