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Based on 34 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 70 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 50
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    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

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It is earsplitting, crowd-pleasing, and, no doubt, 'bot-pleasing, too. If you told me I would get emotionally and viscerally involved in two machines punching the hard drives out of each other, I would tell you you were crazy. I would be wrong. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    In either a stunningly brave or misguided act of meta-absurdity, Real Steel, which is about a boy, his dad and the robot that changes their lives, actually feels as if it were made inside the mind of a kid obsessed with robots. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    This punishingly predictable tale will test whether sci-fi action fanboys can stomach having their cherished genre infiltrated by sentimental hokum about a down-on-his-luck dad and his spunky long-lost son. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    It goes through all the motions, properly and efficiently, and yet it's missing some core warmth. Watching Real Steel, I kept thinking of Brad Bird's retro-modern cartoon "The Iron Giant," and of how that picture humanized a metal alien so effortlessly. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Real Steel is a real movie. It has characters, it matters who they are, it makes sense of its action, it has a compelling plot. This is the sort of movie, I suspect, young viewers went to the "Transformers" movies looking for. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie is corny enough to remind you that boxing rings are square. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    By the time the two hour running length has expired, it's safe to say that Real Steel comes across as a legitimate crowd-pleaser. show more

  • 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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  • January 09, 2012 Debbie Navarro
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    When my 9 year old grandson asked me to see Real Steel and he told me it was about rebots. I was not thrilled, but I loved the movie. Enjoyed it very much.

  • November 27, 2011 mikeytron
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    This movie is awesome. I was im[pressed. Sort of like the original Rocky with robots. It works really well and the cast is perfect. A really \"feel good\" movie. Highly recommended!

  • November 16, 2011 waynecross9
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    very good movie and on the top

  • November 09, 2011 Christian
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    i love!!!!!!!!!!!!it so you well to i am the bigget fan REAL STEEL i dive me dad crazy by talking aout the movie.atom VS zeus guss who won the mach atom won the mach my dad said that i am getting a real steel bookback ,hat of real steel i am the biggetfan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! iiiiiiiiiiiiiii aaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmm tttttttttttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeee bbbbbbbbbbbiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggg gggggggggg eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt fffffffffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • November 01, 2011 Bob Schanke
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    Even though the plot is quite predictable, Hugh Jackman\'s acting is outstanding. He is so much more than just a handsome face and stunning physique. He can act!!! Very believable and moving.

  • October 29, 2011 telglo
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    Evan is fat


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