Real Steel

Real Steel

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Real Steel

Sci-fi actioner set in the near-future, where the sport of boxing has gone hi-tech. From director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Date Night).

Hugh Jackman (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) stars as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over the ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing together low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to the next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo, Thor) to build and train a championship contender.

2011127 minsUSA, India
ActionKids & FamilyScience Fiction
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Reviews & comments

Better than you might believe

Hugh Jackman does his thing, with heart and energy, and only just manages to not be upstaged by the actor playing his son, who does a fantastic job. This movie is great fun, and deals lightly but convincingly with some emotional issues, without being ponderous or too adult. The robot is imbued with enough pretend personality to evoke our sympathy, and...

3.0
0

Robot Steel can take a punch!

A good bonding movie between a father and son.The son finds an old fighting robot then they improve it to take on the best in the boxing ring.It is set in the future only a few years from now.It feels real and not out of place for our times.An enjoyable 2 hours spent.

4.0
0

Hold back your cringe, for a good end!!!

I admit, the lines at times were laughable, the kid seemed bratty at times and not to mention they shot animal cruelty at the beginning, HOWEVER, it is worth a few cringes every now and then for the build up to the end. the david versus goliath battle was epic, and very good. So if you want a father learns to love his son film, and david faces off with...

4.0
0

Enjoyable

I was pleasantly surprised by this one! Fairly predictable story but awesome visual FX and they used some good old fashioned animatronics! I really liked hugh jackman's character. Very believable. To any parents out there, don't listen to GERD. I'd rather have my kids watching some father-son bonding with fighting robots than watching some singing chipmunks...

4.0
0

Unexpectedly Awesome!

Went into this movies expecting it to be average and hopefully watchable, but was pleasantly surprised! The storyline is great, no boring bits. Hugh Jackman played a great reforming a**hole, and dakota goyo was brillient! He really made the movie, with captivating acting skills. With a good storyline, great actors and awesome action, I would highly...

5.0
0

Watchable

Sure, you could retitle Real Steel to Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Rocky, but a simple glimpse of the trailer is enough to let you know where it's obvious plot turns derive from. I was surprised to find myself not wanting to stab the lead kid Max in the face, although the movie uses the irritating family-friendly "the kid is never wrong" trait. You may've ignored my...

3.0
0

Hallelujah... and hallelujah again

Soaking father-son romance with multiple typical American hallelujah hero bla bla. Not even good enough to get your kids into it as they only will be taught low IQ macho stupidity.

1.0
0

A Great Feel Good Movie

I went to this movie with apprehension and at first wondered if I had come into the wrong movie until I saw Hugh Jackman at the wheel of his truck. I was expecting it to be far into the future but soon found it was in a time similar to ours, the not to distant future. It's a relatable world with characters not much different to us. Real Steel was a pleasant...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The uncanny thing about Real Steel is just how gripping the fight scenes are; Sugar Ray Leonard served as a consultant to the motion-capture performers responsible for pantomiming the machines' moves.

0
Variety

Variety

press

The uncanny thing about Real Steel is just how gripping the fight scenes are; Sugar Ray Leonard served as a consultant to the motion-capture performers responsible for pantomiming the machines' moves.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An underdog drama with clanging metal-on-metal action, Real Steel feels scientifically programmed to claw at your heart while its battling robots, which have a semblance of human personality, drum up your adrenaline. That said, I'm not sure that the movie itself has more than a semblance of a heart.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Real Steel is a family movie and was a surprisingly feel-good watch.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As it happens, this recycled reclamation of underdogs saga is neither as bad as it sounds nor quite as good as it could be.

0
IGN

IGN

press

Real Steel is a heartfelt and often stirring father-son tale with a high-concept premise -- robot boxing -- that works far better and plays out less ludicrously than you might expect.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This story of a washed-up boxer's redemption through robot boxing is made of nothing but recycled parts.

0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

The robot fight scenes are brutal, the emotions are big and obvious, and yet I liked Real Steel a lot. It's a good natured film, made with some wit and flair. If I were 12 years old again, I'd probably think it just about the best film I'd ever seen.

0
Variety

Variety

press

The uncanny thing about Real Steel is just how gripping the fight scenes are; Sugar Ray Leonard served as a consultant to the motion-capture performers responsible for pantomiming the machines' moves.

0
Variety

Variety

press

The uncanny thing about Real Steel is just how gripping the fight scenes are; Sugar Ray Leonard served as a consultant to the motion-capture performers responsible for pantomiming the machines' moves.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An underdog drama with clanging metal-on-metal action, Real Steel feels scientifically programmed to claw at your heart while its battling robots, which have a semblance of human personality, drum up your adrenaline. That said, I'm not sure that the movie itself has more than a semblance of a heart.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Real Steel is a family movie and was a surprisingly feel-good watch.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

As it happens, this recycled reclamation of underdogs saga is neither as bad as it sounds nor quite as good as it could be.

0
IGN

IGN

press

Real Steel is a heartfelt and often stirring father-son tale with a high-concept premise -- robot boxing -- that works far better and plays out less ludicrously than you might expect.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This story of a washed-up boxer's redemption through robot boxing is made of nothing but recycled parts.

0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

The robot fight scenes are brutal, the emotions are big and obvious, and yet I liked Real Steel a lot. It's a good natured film, made with some wit and flair. If I were 12 years old again, I'd probably think it just about the best film I'd ever seen.

0

Better than you might believe

Hugh Jackman does his thing, with heart and energy, and only just manages to not be upstaged by the actor playing his son, who does a fantastic job. This movie is great fun, and deals lightly but convincingly with some emotional issues, without being ponderous or too adult. The robot is imbued with enough pretend personality to evoke our sympathy, and...

3.0
0

Robot Steel can take a punch!

A good bonding movie between a father and son.The son finds an old fighting robot then they improve it to take on the best in the boxing ring.It is set in the future only a few years from now.It feels real and not out of place for our times.An enjoyable 2 hours spent.

4.0
0

Hold back your cringe, for a good end!!!

I admit, the lines at times were laughable, the kid seemed bratty at times and not to mention they shot animal cruelty at the beginning, HOWEVER, it is worth a few cringes every now and then for the build up to the end. the david versus goliath battle was epic, and very good. So if you want a father learns to love his son film, and david faces off with...

4.0
0

Enjoyable

I was pleasantly surprised by this one! Fairly predictable story but awesome visual FX and they used some good old fashioned animatronics! I really liked hugh jackman's character. Very believable. To any parents out there, don't listen to GERD. I'd rather have my kids watching some father-son bonding with fighting robots than watching some singing...

4.0
0

Unexpectedly Awesome!

Went into this movies expecting it to be average and hopefully watchable, but was pleasantly surprised! The storyline is great, no boring bits. Hugh Jackman played a great reforming a**hole, and dakota goyo was brillient! He really made the movie, with captivating acting skills. With a good storyline, great actors and awesome action, I would highly...

5.0
0

Watchable

Sure, you could retitle Real Steel to Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Rocky, but a simple glimpse of the trailer is enough to let you know where it's obvious plot turns derive from. I was surprised to find myself not wanting to stab the lead kid Max in the face, although the movie uses the irritating family-friendly "the kid is never wrong" trait. You may've ignored my...

3.0
0

Hallelujah... and hallelujah again

Soaking father-son romance with multiple typical American hallelujah hero bla bla. Not even good enough to get your kids into it as they only will be taught low IQ macho stupidity.

1.0
0

A Great Feel Good Movie

I went to this movie with apprehension and at first wondered if I had come into the wrong movie until I saw Hugh Jackman at the wheel of his truck. I was expecting it to be far into the future but soon found it was in a time similar to ours, the not to distant future. It's a relatable world with characters not much different to us. Real Steel was a...

4.0
0