If you get one shot, make it real.
Hollywood rolls out yet another sports underdog movie, this time with a twist. Instead of a group of misfits beating the champs, it is an ex-boxer and his estranged young son, who together build a mechanical fighting robot and guide it to victory. The real story of course is about father-son bonding and finding redemption for past transgressions. It's a crowd-pleaser that generally impressed the critics as well.
123 minutes , Mature Accompaniment under 13 (Violence) Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sports.
Where's it showing?
Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand, Hope Davis
Shawn Levy Screenplay John Gatins, Dan GIlroy, Jeremy Leven Music Danny Elfman Cinematography Mauro Fiore Editing Dean Zimmerman Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2011
Produced by Touchstone Pictures, DreamWorks SKG, 21 Laps Entertainment, Angy Films, ImageMovers, Reliance Entertainment
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Fantasy, action, drama
Language Infrequent, mild to moderate
Violence Mild to moderate, realistic mostly, not gory or graphic
Drug abuse None
Comments Threat and menace.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Theresa Smith 10
Die Burger Jeanne Calitz 10
Cape Times 10 International Media
Box Office (USA) Pete Hammond 18
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 15
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 10
Metacritic.com 34 critics 11
RottenTomatoes.com 193 critics 12
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 12
Movie Review Query Engine (USA) MRQE critics 12
IMDB 24687 Netizens 15
Average .. 61% 12
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