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Based on 29 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Has a certain B-movie integrity -- a muscular commitment to grabbing the viewer's eye and keeping things moving. It won't win any awards, but it holds interest. show more

  • 30
    Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Snipes and Mr. Rhames get credit at least for doing their own stunts. By the middle of the film, viewers will take a certain satisfaction in each punch that lands on either of them. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A muscular, no-nonsense genre pic (well, two genres: prisons and boxing), Undisputed isn't going to score points for originality, and the climactic bout is a bit of a letdown. But Rhames, as the cocksure millionaire pugilist, seethes brute force. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Offers nothing new to the long tradition of boxing films. But Hill's reverence for the classic form and the stone-cold performances of Rhames and Snipes propel the whole thing forward with a prefight buildup that's more fun -- and probably more honest -- than the awkward attempts at macho showmanship we get from real fighters these days. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Few directors are able to showcase actors with fast-cutting techniques. Hill is an ace at it because everything about his action is organic. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There is a kind of pleasure to be had from its directness, from its lack of gimmicks, from its classical form. And just like in the Warners pictures, there is also the pleasure of supporting performances from character actors who come onstage, sing an aria, and leave. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    There's no denying that Undisputed delivers the action-movie goods, and so do Snipes and Rhames. It should have been more memorable, but at least it doesn't stumble in the ring. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Isn't exactly memorable, and as far as its prison setting goes, it has nothing on HBO's infinitely more brutal "Oz." But as late-summer time killers go, you could do worse. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    An unassuming, brief and cheaply entertaining boxing movie. It's long on punching and short on character, but you wouldn't go to a Hill movie to see "Raging Bull." show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Basically the Mike Tyson saga reduced to its B-movie essence. show more

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