63

RogerEbert.com

By Odie Henderson
Grudge Match belongs to a fast-growing genre I'll call "Senior Citizen Action Porn," or SCAP. Proud members of SCAP include "Red" and its sequel, "Red 2," the "Expendables" series, and the best of the 2013 crop, Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand."
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Grudge Match at its core is an affront to the cinema gods, an attempt to capitalize off two iconic films for a few cheap laughs.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Even though it's all preliminaries, no main event, Grudge Match is harmless enough as entertainment. Just not as harmless as its poor protagonists.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s perfectly passable holiday entertainment for people who dated during the “Rocky” and “Raging Bull” era. Just don’t expect this Grudge Match to be much of a challenge.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Steve Macfarlane
It will come as a surprise to none that Grudge Match is so wantonly clichéd that to watch it is to explore the outer perimeters of one's own tolerance for a specific type of feel-good sports film.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
On balance, I think I'd rather have seen Rocky 15.
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Stallone and De Niro simply don’t generate enough combative spark to make this anything more than an amiably mediocre diversion.
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40

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
This is a wretched movie, trading on characters we revere, yet doing nothing to honor them. Director Peter Segal tries everything he can to recapture the magic of the earlier movies, but to no avail. It’s all rather sad.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
Grudge Match does not work on any level. The story is unconvincing. The comedy elements are weak... And, worst of all, the acting in most scenes — particularly those involving Sylvester Stallone and Kim Basinger — is atrocious.
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38

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Grudge could have saved itself with a rousing finale, but the buildup is so tedious you just want the fight to end.
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35 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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