Embattled Reviews

  • Embattled
    • Genre : Drama,Action,Sport
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 117 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : IFC Films
    • Official Site : http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/embattled
    • Reviews Rate
      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

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Movie Reviews

  • while the film's culmination is an extremely realistic MMA fight, its point is not embedded in the sport; It's a movie about family trauma and how one overcomes it; The script, written by David McKenna, is extremely impactful, as are the performances
    4.5 of 5 by Lorry Kikta [Film Threat ]
  • the film muddies its sense of moral righteousness by suggesting that violence and vengeance can only be defeated by more of the same
    2 of 4 by Derek Smith [Slant Magazine ]
  • Stephen Dorff and Darren Mann commit valiantly to this unsubtle father-son MMA drama, but there's more physicality than psychology here; Still, it's gripping in the moment, and gives you a clear rooting interest, thanks in no small part to Mann
    by Guy Lodge [Variety ]
  • an MMA drama with heart, conviction and a killer right hand jab, "Embattled" is a different kind of fighter story; Darren Mann steals the show, gives "Embattled" the humanity it needs to stand out among the other fighters in its weight class
    Review rate : B- by Adam Graham [Detroit News ]
  • a well-cast Stephen Dorff puts in some of his best work as a real piece of work, put against the younger Darren Mann as his son, and the film plays out in a familiar, yet exciting, and ultimately emotional, in a somewhat subversive way
    4 of 5 by Aaron Neuwirth [We Live Entertainment ]
  • A testosterone substitute in drama form, "Embattled" practically peacocks onto the screen; When it's showing its sensitive side, the film, scripted by David McKenna and directed by Nick Sarkisov, unexpectedly shines
    by Ben Kenigsberg [New York Times ]

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