• Never Back Down (2008)

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Release Date: March 14th, 2008

DVD Release Date: July 29th, 2008

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

Production Co: Mandalay Pictures, Summit Entertainment

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Formulaic and derivative, but sufficiently well made to work as both teen-angst melodrama and bone-rattling brawl picture. show more

  • The movie is just a cheesy, preposterous, semi-eroticized way of yelling, "Fight! Fight!," when two people go at it in the school cafeteria. 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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