Grudge Match

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A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout — 30 years after their last match.

Release Year: 2013

Rating: 7.6/10 (197 voted)

Director: Peter Segal


A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout — 30 years after their last match.

Writers: ,

DeNiro vs Stallone


Official Website:

Warner Bros. [United States]

Release Date:

Filming Locations: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000


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User Review



Grudge Match is the story of two well-aged retired boxers, who happen
to hate each other for varying reasons, who get talked into fighting
the rematch that was supposed to happen 30 years prior.

I don't think I'm alone in saying that there were some seriously low
expectations going into this one, but I must say, there are MANY
redeeming qualities about this movie that made it a great watch. The
first thing that stands out to me is probably the first thing on
everyone's mind – Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro combine to be
about 320 years old. Why do we want to watch them fight??? Well, the
movie is completely aware of your question, and answers you with this:
Because it's FUN. The movie never shies away from how old they are, and
plays on it for MANY fun moments. (On Stallone's end, they make more
than a couple indirect references to the Rocky movies, with great

The next thing that stands out? SOLID ACTING. The cast as a whole could
have easily phoned this one in, relying on name-power so sell some
tickets, but everyone seemed to be all-in with their characters, and
give us scene after scene of good comedic interactions. Kevin Hart
gives us some great moments, Stallone and DeNiro shine when sharing
scenes, Alan Arkin is a pleasure to watch, Kim Basinger is still a fox,
and – I'm just going to put this out there – Jon Bernthal is a future
star, and he absolutely nails his role. (And the guest appearance of
the UFC's Chael Sonnen was some sweet icing on the cake…the camera
loves that guy…lol)

It's not all perfect – it runs a bit too long (nearly 2 hours), and it
does get pretty cheesy towards the end – but Grudge Match is a fun ride
overall. If you're a boxing fan, boxing-movie fan, comedy fan, or a fan
of anyone in this movie, don't miss it.

Grudge Match scores a 3.5 out of 5 on the BDBOS.

STAY THROUGH THE CREDITS!!! There's a couple of bonus scenes you'll
want to catch.

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