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Genre Action
Running Time 113 min
Release Date Dec 25, 2013
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Grudge Match

Billy "The Kid" McDonnen and Henry "Razor" Sharp, two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can't refuse:… Show more

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December 24, 2013 - Boston.com - Tom Russo, Globe Correspondent

Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro play rival fighters -- hardly an exact reprise of Rocky Balboa and Jake LaMotta, but even faintly suggesting this fantasy bout has novelty value. It’s also a match-up that comes about three decades late. The filmmakers get this, and actively acknowledge it through their characters’ skepticism about bringing closure to a “Fight That Never Was.” But that presents a big task: projecting freshness when so much is self-deprecatingly made of how creaky this all is.

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