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Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.
Action Drama - This is a fantasy action adventure aimed at a family audience. There
is a fair amount of violence and some mild language, but all the
violence is limited to robots and hence no bloodshed. That said,
some fights may be too intense for very young children. Fans of Hugh
Jackman should be pleased.
Hugh Jackman AUSTRALIA, DECEPTION, THE FOUNTAIN, HAPPY FEET Dakota Goyo Evangeline Lilly THE HURT LOCKER Anthony Mackie THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, THE HURT LOCKER, NOTORIOUS Kevin Durand I AM NUMBER FOUR, LEGION Director: Shawn Levy DATE NIGHT
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good There's genuine excitement in the boxing matches and Levy launches a climax that is 15 minutes of pure spectacle. Real Steel isn't great art, but it represents enjoyable entertainment, and is crafted with sufficient skill that one can watch it guilt-free.
Roger EbertFull Review Good "Real Steel" is a real movie. It has characters, it matters who they are, it makes sense of its action, it has a compelling plot. This is the sort of movie, I suspect, young viewers went to the "Transformers" movies looking for.
USA TodayFull Review Average Though the premise of fighting robots does seem a plausible and intriguing extension of the contemporary WWE world, Real Steel is hampered by leaden, clichéd moments in which a stubborn boy teaches his childish father a valuable lesson. At least the well-paced action is rarely creaky.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 80 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS FROM ALL AGES, BOTH MALES AND FEMALES! It's unusual to see reviews this high from such a high percentage of moviegoers across all ages. If "Real Steel" looks like a movie you might enjoy, by all means GO SEE IT ASAP ON THE BIG SCREEN!