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PG-13| 2 hr. 7 min.

Plot Summary
Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) used to be a prizefighter but lost his chance to win a title when heavy, towering robots took over the boxing ring. Now working as a small-time promoter, Charlie pieces together scrap metal into low-end fighters, barely earning enough to make it from one underground venue to the next. After hitting rock bottom, Charlie reluctantly teams with his estranged son, Max (Dakota Goyo), to build and train a championship robot for a last shot at redemption.

Cast: Hugh Jackman , Evangeline Lilly , Dakota Goyo , Anthony Mackie , Kevin Durand , Hope Davis , James Rebhorn , Karl Yune

Director: Shawn Levy

Genres: Action, Science fiction, Drama

Distributor: Walt Disney

Real Steel (2011)

Release Date: October 7th, 2011|2 hr. 7 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 70 )
  • Sugar Ray Leonard helped with the motion-capture, and it shows. Good stuff. But the tear-jerking in Real Steel is as shameless as its product placement. We're being hustled. show more

  • If you can get past the ridiculousness of the setup - easy to do, because the posters make it clear this isn't a Woody Allen movie - it's pretty much impossible not to have fun. show more

  • It's an odd blend - a sentimental story in a futuristic world of brutal machine-maneuvered fights. There are some ringside thrills, but it's not a seamless mesh. show more

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  • February 01, 2012 yq00000000111206
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    If you are a ten year old boy, this is the film for you

  • January 28, 2012 vc00000000111009
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    Good show.

  • January 28, 2012 jackd1207
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    The \"Rocky\" tie-ins throughout the movie were numerous; some obvious and some very subtle. The CGI efects were well done, and despite some of the over the top characters and acting, it was a very entertaining film.

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