Two retired boxers (Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro) decide to settle a long-standing beef by heading back into the ring in this sports comedy from director Peter Segal. Back in the day, Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (De Niro) and Henry "Razor" Sharp (Stallone) were the two biggest bruisers in the Pittsburgh boxing scene. Their fierce rivalry drawing nationwide attention, Razor and The Kid were deadlocked for the title of overall champion when the former announced his retirement just before the decisive 1983 match that would have determined the supreme champion. Three decades later, enterprising boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr. (Kevin Hart) lures the aging pugilists back into the ring for the fight that everyone has been waiting for. Meanwhile, when Razor and The Kid see each other for the first time in 30 years, the cameras are rolling as tempers suddenly flare. In no time that unscheduled scuffle goes viral, prompting both fighters to resume their intensive training in a bid to be the one who delivers the knockout blow during the highly anticipated bout. Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, and Jon Bernthal costar.~Jason Buchanan
If anyone ever wondered what would happen if "Rocky" met "Raging Bull," this is the closest you'll ever get to seeing that happen. Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro certainly play the part of two aging boxers looking for that one final shot at glory. Neither man is the villain as you want to see both succeed for different reasons. It also has a great supporting cast in Kevin Hart, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal and Alan Arkin. Certainly a fun gem to watch for fans of either Stallone or DeNiro or boxign fans in general.
This movie is one of the most underrated movies that I've seen in a while. I got it, on sale, and since I'm already a boxing fan as is and loved Raging Bull and the Rocky movies, it couldn't hurt to pay a little more than it would be to just rent it. I'll admit, I was expecting it to be extremely cheezy (which it was in some parts), I found myself laughing way more throughout the movie than anticipated. For those that are boxing fans, the added bonus was imagining what it would be like if Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao never fought, only to see them fight in their 60's, when nobody really cares anymore.
Very entertaining! Stallone and De Niro are terrific as over the hill fighters trying to regain past glory. The development of De Niro's character is in my opinion the best part of the movie. If you're a Stallone of De Niro fan you'll enjoy this one.
I was pleasantly surprised with this movie could never picture Stallone and De Niro facing against one another but was glad I picked this up great story great acting you won't be disappointed in this pick it up today and enjoy
This was a good price with an HD copy. I was very happy with the quality of this movie. How could you not like it Alan Alda, Sly Stalling and Robert Deniro acting in an over the hill movie. Think of stand up guys meets great white hype but 100% better than great white hype
I saw it in the theater during Christmas vacation. I liked it so much, I waited for the movie to be released on DVD. Stallone and De Niro share common ground by acting as boxers from their previous works combined. They get to relive their past by working on this particular project. Rounding the movie out was getting actors like Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, and Kim Basinger to play smaller roles. Overall it's a good combination of a comedy and drama.