88

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Few directors are able to showcase actors with fast-cutting techniques. Hill is an ace at it because everything about his action is organic.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Undisputed is a shrewd and splendidly volatile B movie structured around a highly original gambit of suspense.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Offers nothing new to the long tradition of boxing films. But Hill's reverence for the classic form and the stone-cold performances of Rhames and Snipes propel the whole thing forward with a prefight buildup that's more fun -- and probably more honest -- than the awkward attempts at macho showmanship we get from real fighters these days.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
There's no denying that Undisputed delivers the action-movie goods, and so do Snipes and Rhames. It should have been more memorable, but at least it doesn't stumble in the ring.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is a kind of pleasure to be had from its directness, from its lack of gimmicks, from its classical form. And just like in the Warners pictures, there is also the pleasure of supporting performances from character actors who come onstage, sing an aria, and leave.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A muscular, no-nonsense genre pic (well, two genres: prisons and boxing), Undisputed isn't going to score points for originality, and the climactic bout is a bit of a letdown. But Rhames, as the cocksure millionaire pugilist, seethes brute force.
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Isn't exactly memorable, and as far as its prison setting goes, it has nothing on HBO's infinitely more brutal "Oz." But as late-summer time killers go, you could do worse.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There are moments when Hill and Giler dare to turn Undisputed into an episode of ''Oz'' - albeit an insipid, belligerence-, and sex-free episode.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has a certain B-movie integrity -- a muscular commitment to grabbing the viewer's eye and keeping things moving. It won't win any awards, but it holds interest.
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30

Wall Street Journal

Mr. Snipes and Mr. Rhames get credit at least for doing their own stunts. By the middle of the film, viewers will take a certain satisfaction in each punch that lands on either of them.
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58 out of 100
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