Grudge Match Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Grudge Match

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Sporting violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:


  • Starring:

    Sylvester Stallone, Peter Segal, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Jim Lampley, Rich Little, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal

  • Directed by:

    Peter Segal

  • Running time:

    113 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    People are punched, knocked over, slapped. Objects thrown, smashed. Property damage, smashed glass. Vehicle accident, underage driving. Boxing fighting, sparring, mixed martial arts. Arguing. School fighting mentioned. Blood/gore: Grazed faces. Bloody cuts, busted nose, bleeding, blood spray, blood on objects. Bandage. Swelling, bruising.


    A couple are interrupted having half-clothed sex in the back seat of a car. Flirting, kissing, crotch-grabbing. Man in underwear, women in skimpy clothing, shirtless men, cleavage, swimwear. References to sex acts, prostitution, infidelity.


    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne). Gambling seen, discussed. Prescription meds. Child in licensed premises.


    F-words, a-words, s-words, bastard. Bleeped f-words. Derogatory terms and references about women. Slang and actual terms for genitals, slang for bodily functions, sexual slang. Name-calling. Jokes about rape, inappropriate touching, prostitutes, weight, age, race, homophobia, gender. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.


    Boxing, grudges, rivals, training, memories, retirement, social media, bad acting, publicity, family, junk art, relationships, blindness, bad grandparenting, meeting biological child.


    Deceased husband mentioned, infidelity discussed. Job losses. Casino, bar, hospital settings. Skydiving, plane, welding sparks, pigeons. Medical check-ups. Slicing beef, hanging slabs of meat. Toilet, urine, vomiting. Sweeping camera aerials over city. Post-credits scene.


    Sentimental, slick, passable, harmless, lightweight, amiable. Realistic portrayal of ageing, top cast, occasionally funny, good Rocky references, appealing premise. Best scenes are during end credits.


    Exploitative, clichéd, poor, cheap, unambitious, over-edited, slow, unchallenging, predictable, creaky, mediocre, overcooked, wretched, sad, depressing, baffling. Unnecessary subplots, mediocre script, average CGI, terrible opener, sloppy final fight scene.

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