Never Back Down


Never Back Down
''The Karate Kid'' did so well that they remade it twice (as sequels) and now it's back again, updated for the internet generation. Our hero is a teen with a volatile temper that gets him into trouble. Naturally he goes off pop against his new school's bully, and is soundly beaten. As luck would have it, he is introduced to a Mixed Martial Arts master, who teaches him physical and mental skills, by which time we're set for the inevitable rematch against the bully.

110 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Action, Drama, Sports.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, Evan Peters, Leslie Hope, Djimon Hounsou, Wyatt Smith
Director
Jeff Wadlow
ScreenplayChris Hauty
MusicMichael Wandmacher
CinematographyLukas Ettlin
EditingVictor du Bois, Debra Weinfeld
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2008
Produced bySummit Entertainment, Mandalay Pictures, BMP Pictures, Mandalay Independent Pictures

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Trailer: Medium | Scroll down for embedded trailer

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, drama
LanguageStrongish
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrongish
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsPlot revolves around fighting at college. Parental supervision strongly advisable.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
5
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
10
Cape Times
Michael Phillips
5
iAfrica.com
Rob Peters
10
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman
11
24.com
Megan Kakora
10
BBC
Matt McNally quote iconA teen martial arts movie so inane it makes its obvious progenitor, The Karate Kid, look like something written by Confucius himself.
5
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconhough Never Back Down’s blend of teen melodrama and slickly packaged violence can make for queasy viewing, the charismatic cast, strong fight choreography and smarter-than-necessary script give the movie a competitive edge.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThis movie isn't bad just because it follows a formula slavishly but because it does so without verve or passion.
10
ScreenIt
quote iconFor short term memory audiences who won't recognize the films it rips off, Never Back Down rigidly follows its title in terms of making sure every cliché is covered.
6
Metacritic.com
22 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
72 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThough not without its pleasures, Never Back Down faithfully adheres to every imaginable fight movie cliché.
5

What the People say

Internet
3934 Netizens quote iconIt's a knockout!
10

Average .. 41%

8

Trailer






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