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Real Steel

Overview


Genre :

Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

Release Date :

October 07, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Shawn Levy

Starring :

Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Hope Davis, Anthony Mackie, James Rebhorn, Olga Fonda, Kevin Durand, Karl Yune

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..you could totally see boxing going this "BattleBots" route and people signing up for pay-per-view bouts that pit unfeeling, speechless machines against each other in fights to the death, even betting on the outcome..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
Review rate : D-

“..worst part about all of this is that there is actually a solid basis for a story here..”
by Brad Brevet [Rope of Silicon]
“..what sadly has become the prototypical women's role in this kind of movie..”
by Leah Rozen [The Wrap]
3 of 5

“..violence, after all, is violence..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
3 of 4

“..this is real movie making that packs a solid entertainment punch, proving it doesn't matter what the genre is if genuinely talented and dedicated people are pulling the strings instead of hacks..”
by Rex Reed [NY Observer]
2 of 4

“..puts frisky energy into the fights..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
3 of 4

“..it's safe to say that Real Steel comes across as a legitimate crowd-pleaser..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
4 of 5

“..it's hard to argue with the results, because, at times, "Real Steel" is close to a knockout..”
by Randy Cordova [Arizona Republic]
3 of 5

“..a well-made, well-managed family fighting fantasy that combines high tech and low aspirations to go the distance in fairly lightweight fashion..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
Review rate : A-

“..a jaunty, well-built hybrid action/family pic..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]

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