Real Steel: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
A boxing promoter (Hugh Jackman) and his son build a championship contender for the robot ring.

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Critic Ratings


Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Real Steel is directed by "Night at the Museum's" Shawn Levy, who makes good use of his specialized skill in blending people and...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is corny enough to remind you that boxing rings are square.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It is earsplitting, crowd-pleasing, and, no doubt, 'bot-pleasing, too. If you told me I would get emotionally and viscerally involved in...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
If you can get past the ridiculousness of the setup - easy to do, because the posters make it clear this isn't a Woody Allen movie - it's...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
It goes through all the motions, properly and efficiently, and yet it's missing some core warmth. Watching Real Steel, I kept thinking of...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sugar Ray Leonard helped with the motion-capture, and it shows. Good stuff. But the tear-jerking in Real Steel is as shameless as its...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This punishingly predictable tale will test whether sci-fi action fanboys can stomach having their cherished genre infiltrated by...
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USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
It's an odd blend - a sentimental story in a futuristic world of brutal machine-maneuvered fights. There are some ringside thrills, but...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
In either a stunningly brave or misguided act of meta-absurdity, Real Steel, which is about a boy, his dad and the robot that changes their...
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Great movie concept

By Panchov1980
It was a Great movie for me....

Real Steel: Good fun.....

By netcrammer
Great for a family with younger teens. Positive message. Rocky wihout the "AADDDRRIIAAANNN" --lol...

Real Steel, Real Enjoyable

By joemjilardi
Certainly not oscar worthy, but definitely worth seeing on the big screen. I come out of alot of movies and often say "should've waited for the video." But not this one. You can take the kids too....

One Awesome Movie

By waldopg3
The critics say "soso"? They probably eat tofu! This was one of those movies that blew me away. I highly reccomend seeing it in IMAX though....

IMAX was worth it!

By mmarshall71
Took 3 boys ages 9-11, and they loved it! The IMAX experience was well worth it... one of the boys said it felt like he was actually in it (the movie) because the seats were shaking everytime a robot...

Cool Father Son Movie

By RoxFontaine
My 10 year old wanted to see this movie. I was just going to having some father son time and wasn't really interested in the film. It turns out the movie is much better than I expected. Some really...

Rock em Sockem Fun! A blast from the past!

By ledtm62
This was a great movie! Although IIt was supposed to be in IIMAX but It looked like it was just a regular movie that you view in the theater so maybe they just said it was in IIMAX just to charge...

A heartwarming father-son bonding film.....with fighting robots!

By botwinator
I wasn't sure what to expect-maudlin family drama or mediocre scifi and cgi. I got neither. This is a family film set in the totally foreseeable near future, a redemptive tale in which a man...

Entertaining feel good movie

By shivaak
For some reason this movie felt like a mix of Rocky and Free Willy , not the story line but the feeling you get after you watch the movie. The well beaten underdog story line with some corny...

Great Father n Son Movie...

By djaykonnex
If you watched the Sylvester Stallon Movie, "Over The Top". Then you will get the same story... Deadbeat father bonds with his son he never met. It's like "Transformers" without the special effects...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief language, intense action and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Predictable but fun fight movie has lots of robot action.
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