Grudge Match

A rivalry 30 years in the makings


Grudge Match
Even old actors need to pay the rent, and end up in films like this, which probably seemed a good idea on paper. They play old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.

126 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language, Violence).
Comedy.
He said it was this big ...
He said it was this big ...

Credits

Cast
Sylvester Stallone, Robert de Niro, Ireland Baldwin, Mason Mackie, Kim Basinger, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Jon Bernthal
Director
Peter Segal
ScreenplayTim Kelleher, Rodney Rothman
MusicTrevor Rabin
CinematographyDean Semler
EditingWilliam Kerr
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byCallahan Filmworks, Gerber Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Warner Bros.

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSports, comedy
LanguageMild to moderate
NudityNone
SexMild reference, very low impact
ViolenceMild to moderate, boxing
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThemes are not very mature or complex but may be over the hears of young children.
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.

USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for sports action violence, sexual content and language
Runtime113
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

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

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
4
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe drama is weak and unconvincing even by sit-com standards. Nevertheless, Grudge Match is enjoyable in an undemanding fashion until it crashes and burns at the end.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote icon Like the sport itself, boxing movies had their heyday long ago, and this attempt to rekindle that comes off quite in line with any real-life boxer thinking he can get back in despite being decades past his prime. It's not a good idea, a sentiment that applies to this flick.
8
Metacritic.com
32 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
101 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconGrudge Match is sporadically funny but meandering, and its strong cast largely mired in a plot that's overrun with clichés.
5
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
5

What the People say

Internet
5834 Netizens quote iconGreat Flick - Deserves Better
14

Average .. 43%

9

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