Redbelt Synopsis
A martial artist gets a job in the film industry after saving a movie star.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Mamet regulars Ricky Jay and Joe Mantegna blend well with Mamet newbie Tim Allen, a treat as a spoiled-rotten aging Hollywood action star.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
As the heart and soul of the film, Chiwetel Ejiofor once again impresses.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Entertaining in a pulpy kind of way, like the fight films of the 1930s and '40s, and more accessible than most of Mamet's movies.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Mamet is on his game, and that is a sight to see. No con.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What Redbelt reminded me of more than anything else was a modern version of a classic film noir, particularly 1950's brilliantly seedy...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It never really pulls itself together into the convincing, focused drama it promises, yet it kept me involved right up until the final...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's certainly not Mamet's signature rapid-fire dialogue, but it's an intriguing and engrossing departure.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Ejiofor gives a commanding performance, perfectly calibrated in what's withheld just as much as what's revealed.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
One of the problems with the way Mamet resolves Mike's predicament is that it's ridiculously implausible - even in the context of a...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Redbelt will fascinate those who share David Mamet's interest in mixed martial arts. But its hold may be weaker on those who don't.
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Not a fight film

By count
David Mamet's latest film came from his experience training at his Brazilian jujitsu dojo. It is not really a fight story but a story about honor and of course in typical Mamet fashion strongly...

stupid people like stupid movies

By bigovidio
this move was horrible. the story was not written well, the actors sucked but the main actor. the story was dumb. then ending is dumb. i cant believe hollywood would play this movie in theaters....

Redbelt entices but dissapoints

By mhksfk
David Mamets movie deals with fight between morality and it;s opposite. The character of Mike Terry is very well acted. His unshakeable ethics are a little over the top. I don't think people realize...

This movie was great, up until the last minute.

By I see every movie out
Man, SOOOOOO DISAPOINTING!!!!!! It was great, but it has to be the absolute WORST ENDING in movie history. It also didnt help that Tim Allen was in it. Hes an idiot. The fighting was kind of cool and...

Bad review? Then you haven't a clue what this film is about.

By ElDroop
Ok, so, i keep reading bad reviews about this film. People who claim the script was bad and the acting and actor selection was bad. First off, if you believe these things, than you were expecting...

At last! Another Mamet Offering!

By Deborah from LA
I can't be very objective--I have loved everything Mamet has done. When the characters in Redbelt occasionally repeat their own dialogue, chills go up and down my spine; oooh, I'm at a Mamet film. ...

Intelligent Fight Film

By javamania
David Mamet is one cool dude but his films, unlike his plays, do not always score well at the box office. Red Belt is quite different, it will probably be his highest grossing film to date becuase it...


By chernobylusa
Although this film is getting some acclaim i have to disagree strongly. this is easily one of mamet's worst films by far. the plot is convoluted, the ending absolutely ridiculous. although the cast...

Red Belt

By rejudson
Classic Mamet take on the B movie! Great!...

Red Belt

By Lantana
Anything by Mamet is worthy. Red Belt is unique and compelling. Suggest previewing it as it will not appeal to a lage audience....

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Rated R | For strong language