Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, Evan Peters, Leslie Hope, Djimon Hounsou, Wyatt Smith
|Editing||Victor du Bois, Debra Weinfeld|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Summit Entertainment, Mandalay Pictures, BMP Pictures, Mandalay Independent Pictures|
|Comments||Plot revolves around fighting at college. Parental supervision strongly advisable.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Matt McNally A teen martial arts movie so inane it makes its obvious progenitor, The Karate Kid, look like something written by Confucius himself.
Jason Anderson hough 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.
James Berardinelli This movie isn't bad just because it follows a formula slavishly but because it does so without verve or passion.
For 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.
Tomatometer Though not without its pleasures, Never Back Down faithfully adheres to every imaginable fight movie cliché.
What the People say
3934 Netizens It's a knockout!
Average .. 41%