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Friday, February 26, 2010

Meep Pic Of The Week: Redbelt (2008)

Redbelt
A Sony Pictures Classics release
Original Theatrical Release Date: May 2nd, 2008
DVD Release: Yes

Part sports movie and large part character drama, David Mamet's Redbelt is a breath of fresh air.

The trademark David Mamet dialogue is there, as are the complicated twists and turns. But there's also a solid and moving central performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor, an excellent supporting cast (even Tim Allen keeps his ham in check) real thrills and a surprising climax when the hero finally gets to face off against his opponent in the ring.

This is a movie really about integrity, honor and dignity and not one pretending to be about them while playing into cliches. Oh, and chiwetel can really kicks some ass.

Highly recommended.

1 comment:

Ty said...

Redbelt Rules! Amazing performances and some good fighting towards the end. Didn't expect that!

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