Real Steel

Real Steel

Real Steel

Sci-fi actioner set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech. From director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Date Night).

Hugh Jackman (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) stars as Charlie Kenton, 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 (Dakota Goyo, Thor) to build and train a championship contender.

2011Rating: M, contains violence127 minsUSA, India
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Variety

Variety

The uncanny thing about Real Steel is just how gripping the fight scenes are; Sugar Ray Leonard served as a consultant to the motion-capture performers responsible for pantomiming the machines' moves.

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Variety

Variety

The uncanny thing about Real Steel is just how gripping the fight scenes are; Sugar Ray Leonard served as a consultant to the motion-capture performers responsible for pantomiming the machines' moves.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

An underdog drama with clanging metal-on-metal action, Real Steel feels scientifically programmed to claw at your heart while its battling robots, which have a semblance of human personality, drum up your adrenaline. That said, I'm not sure that the movie itself has more than a semblance of a heart.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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.

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Newshub

Newshub

Real Steel is a family movie and was a surprisingly feel-good watch.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

As it happens, this recycled reclamation of underdogs saga is neither as bad as it sounds nor quite as good as it could be.

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IGN

IGN

Real Steel is a heartfelt and often stirring father-son tale with a high-concept premise -- robot boxing -- that works far better and plays out less ludicrously than you might expect.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This story of a washed-up boxer's redemption through robot boxing is made of nothing but recycled parts.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

The robot fight scenes are brutal, the emotions are big and obvious, and yet I liked Real Steel a lot. It's a good natured film, made with some wit and flair. If I were 12 years old again, I'd probably think it just about the best film I'd ever seen.

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