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Real Steel Synopsis
Real Steel is an action drama about a former boxer (Hugh Jackman) who, against all odds, gets one last shot at a comeback when he teams up with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) to build and train the perfect contender for the now hi-tech sport of...
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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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The best movie ever!!!!!!

By Ernie752113
I went to see this movie with my wife amd friend and for the first time i had some tears coming out in front of my wife and friends , i was screming all the movie and one of my friends ALWAYS fall...


By nathans
This is actually a feel good movie and it has a couple lessons also... Well worth the price of admission... Don't get caught up in the cover... Look deeper....

Loved it!

By netzi85
Great fun film, definitely a family film - the only unsavory part in the film was when one guy came to collect on a bet with the lead character (hugh) so that may be a difficult scene for young...

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By pbanuelos2
This movie was totally worth seeing. I did not get bored once, and it's great for kids too. It didn't have any awkward-what's-the-point sex scenes and the kid Dakota Goyo was a really good actor. The...

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By gbermudez333
I have to be honest I would not have gone to see this movie if it wasn't for my kids, but after seeing it I recommend it, the characters in the story pull you in into the story and is a heartfelt...

Great movie!

By Guttie
A very good heartwarming, action movie. The kid and robot, Atom, steal the show. Hugh Jackman is good, no question, but the son, Max, is the star of the movie....

Real Steel

By BrioGirl
This movie rocked. It was a good balance of heart and action, largely because the two male leads were excellent and had fantastic chemistry together. I would recommend this to anyone who likes...

Better than people...........

By Brid
The people characters did a nice job, although the chief villain was a tad over the top and actually corny. The three main characters behaved pretty realistically, with the necessary glossing-over...


By War Movie Gunny
Took my 6 and 4 year old nephews to see REAL STEEL. We loved it!! The movie was none stop. I hope there is a REAL STEEL TWO soon....

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By keppers
Good Entertainment with a heartwarming story line believe it or not. We thought it was going to be a total special effects action movie and it did have plenty of that. But the human story line is...

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