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Never Back Down (2008)

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Summary: At his new high school, a rebellious teen (Faris) is lured into an underground fight club, where he finds a mentor in a mixed martial arts veteran (Hounsou). (imdb)

Genres: Drama, Action, Sport

Country: USA

Directed By: Jeff Wadlow

Written By: Chris Hauty

Starring: Djimon Hounsou, Sean Faris, Leslie Hope, Amber Heard, Evan Peters, Cam Gigandet, Wyatt Smith

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Finally I did not give it up for second time and have seen this movie from the beginning to the very end. I do remember when I was kid and saw Bloodsport starring Jean-Claude van Damme, movie full of violence too and nevertheless I grow up as decent man as well. This is just like that Bloodsport but shooted to "meet nowadays needs" of nowadays audience. Switch off your brains. Otherwise mark it as 5/100
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The movie is ok, I would have loved it if I were a young boy.
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What a beaut. Recommended for hungover viewers looking for something to nap to.
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i loved this movie. the fighting was really realistic and had a great message
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Waterbender
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If you like mixed martial arts and sports,you'll love this movie. If not, then it won't seems as good. It has a really strong message about how everyone has their own fight, and you can't just quit, which I admired. But, the plot was lacking and predictable. The movie missed a great opportunity to put drama in the love triangle between Baja, McCarthy, and Tyler. It was touched upon, but not to its potential like in trailer. More of a thriller than a drama. Good movie, could've been better.
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Should be named as ''Hot Bodies All Around'' And i don't think that we need another Tom Cruise here!
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That kid looks like the love child of Tom Cruise and Ralph Macchio. Pretty typical high school fair.
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Extremely well made actually. It was soo much fun too. I loved this movie. Grade: A-
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This is the payoff for the fact that MMA has exploded in mainstream culture. When I saw it with Obby, the first thing that came to mind was "Dawson's Creek meets mixed-martial arts", and my opinion of it hasn't really improved. Hounsou plays a compelling character, though.
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* Casting, Acting : 8 * Script : 6 * Directing, Aura : 7 * Ease of Viewing : 9 * Naked Eye : 7
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Never watch again.
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You can say what you like about this being a Karate Kid rip-off (and it would all be true), but you can't deny that this is a well-made, well-acted, stylish ass-kicking beatdown of a film. The young actors are hot, look the part, and have great chemistry together. The fight scenes are adrenaline-packed and bone-crunching. You get your training montages, your family scenes, menacing baddie, girlfriend... it's textbook stuff, but rarely is it executed so well. To be enjoyed, with popcorn aplenty.
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It beats around the classic bushes of "The Karate Kid" and a bit of "Rocky" with none of what makes those films classics. To compare them would be like comparing a fantastic marinaded steak to a McDonalds hamburger - but who doesn't want that mushed patty once in a while? Actually, "NBD" works for the same audience that likes "You Got Served" and "Stomp the Yard." The acting isn't terrible, the fight sequences are decent, and it's overall entertaining, but it's not any good. It's junk food.
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Had to watch it in class, it was better then what I thought it would be. The bad thing is that only one thing kept my attention through out the whole movie; Cam Gigandet.
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It's a mindset that's summed up well when Ryan tells Jake, "You gotta give people what they want." Clearly, the filmmakers felt the same way. (pluggedin.com)
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Whilst talking about fight-movies as such, there is only ONE movie worth mentioning above all.... and that movie is Kara-te Kid. The first one, not the 2 sequels and exceptionally NOT the 4th in the franchise. Revenge, action and purpose has always been 3 strong things in film but in this one it has a purpose. They kept it from the ring, above the law, withing the limits of human strength. And they brought the "new" art of MMA into movies wich I myself found very interesting. Especially Djimon H
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Maybe it's just a genre picture, but scene after scene in Never Back Down displays vitality and wit. This is the year's first good-looking and fully enjoyable American movie.
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Had a few decent one liners and some nice fights, but the rest of the movie was so detached from reality it should have been set in Middle Earth.
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