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Actors: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker, Jon Seda
Director: Walter Hill
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Two of Hollywood's hottest stars -- Wesley Snipes (BLADE 1&2, PASSENGER 57) and Ving Rhames (PULP FICTION, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 1&2) -- go head-to-head in this explosive crime thriller! When the world's heavyweight champion... more »
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Jason K. from BOULDER, CO
Reviewed on 10/26/2009...
A surprisingly entertaining boxing film obviously based loosely on Mike Tyson's incarceration. Wesley Snipes plays the prison boxing legend. Ving Rhames plays the champ who's incarcerated and looking to embarrass Snipes. Classic B movie stuff, but well done.
Simple and straightforward. And not too deep.
Linda Linguvic | New York City | 04/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This film is very straightforward. The scene is a prison, which has regular boxing matches between the inmates. Wesley Snipes, who is serving a life sentence, is the undisputed champion. And then Ving Rhames, the real world champion, is accused of rape in a very similar scenario to that of Mike Tyson. He's sentenced to the prison too. Naturally there is conflict as the two men lock horns.There are no surprises in this film as it builds to its inevitable climax, with Peter Falk cast as a Mafioso inmate who arranges a boxing match inside the prison walls. The acting is uniformly good. And the script well written. That's about the most to be expected from this kind of film.Frankly, I rather liked it. Maybe because it didn't try to be anything but what it was. Therefore I give it a mild recommendation."
I really like this movie....
Princess Tru | Hayward, CA | 08/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, i first saw this movie on cable and since they keep showing it every couple of months, i've probably seen it a total of 4 times. And i have to say...I really like this movie. I'm not a boxing fan, nor am i a fan of prison movies, but there's something about watching Wesley Snipes' understated performance as Huchens that captures my attention. I also enjoyed the side characters (Falk as Mendy is hilarious) and it's their interaction with one another (Snipes and his sidekick Ratbag...lol...Rhames and his cellmate...what's his name?... bad guy from Last Mohicans...oh yeah...Studi) that really make the movie. Needless to say, i don't want to wait for cable to show it again, i'm gonna buy the *^%$! DVD."
This over the top prison fight movie sets a new standard
Steven E. Baker | SE Texas | 08/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"for rough and raw prison/urban themed movies. The message it sends to other directors is that a good show can be done that is rugged and yet glossy in all the right spots. The informational pop ups are at first annoying because there is no way you could remember everything (SHOW me who they are, don't TELL me), but eventually become important to the way you view the cast and understand their motives.I wanted to not like this movie because from the first scene I realized the direction was alternative to standard Hollywood fare (i.e.; popups) and had that "you were there" feel to it that often resembles those bad modern gang movies out of Chicago - but Undisputed manages to pull it off without overdoing it and in the end it made for a great movie that will keep you interested and switching sides back and forth right up to the end.Ultimately this was a film about failure and redemption. The main characters had it all, lost it all and depending on how shallow your perspective is, gained it all back and then some. Even the supporting characters had this theme and the message is clear - keep your head up and do the best that you can and maybe, just maybe, you will succeed.Ripped from the headlines of todays professional boxers and the media scrutiny of their lives, you will feel like this movie is extreme but possible - and that makes for an interesting flick.Wesley Snipes also managed to work in his love for Oriental philosophy and mental regulation without making you roll your eyes. Thanks for toning it down a bit and making it seem real this time around."