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Never Back Down

PG-13| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
Jake (Sean Faris) moves to Orlando, Fla., with his mother (Leslie Hope) and brother (Wyatt Smith). He feels like an outsider in his new school and frequently lets his temper flare out of control. But Jake wants to fit in, and he decides to go to a party with his classmate Baja (Amber Heard). There, Jake is pushed into a fight and humiliated. Another classmate (Evan Peters) sees what happened, and encourages Jake to visit martial arts trainer Jean Roqua (Djimon Hounsou).

Cast: Djimon Hounsou , Sean Faris , Amber Heard , Cam Gigandet , Leslie Hope , Evan Peters , Wyatt Smith , Affion Crockett

Director: Jeff Wadlow

Genres: Action

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Never Back Down (2008)

Release Date: March 14th, 2008|1 hr. 54 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 30 )
  • A junior version of "Fight Club," only with no movie stars and different moves. show more

  • By the time ever-noble, ever-watchable Djimon Hounsou shows up to teach earnest young Jake honor and roundhouse kicks, the power-rock and smashmouth idiocy become like a fever dream, sweaty and hard to shake off. show more

  • Although the movie set in the hot new arena of mixed martial arts is a bit short on star power, it's energetic and warm-hearted enough to become a word-of-mouth hit. show more

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  • May 13, 2009 Lilballerhults94
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    this movie gets me pumped up and determined to be something witha well put toghether story and loved the ending fight.

  • August 13, 2008 a602Sk8ter
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    this is a sick movie it got me pumped and wantting to fight some 1

  • August 12, 2008 soccerply417
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    i didnt get vto see all of this movie but so far its great.....and loved the girls in the tub scene...just kidding!!!!!

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