• Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★½ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    "Real Steel" imagines a near future when human boxers have been replaced by robots. Well, why not? Matches between small fighting robot machines are popular enough to be on television, but in "Real Steel," these robots are towering, computer-controlled machines with nimble footwork and instinctive balance. (In the real world, 'bots can be rendered helpless on their backs, like turtles.) It also must be said that in color and design, the robots of "Real Steel" are glamorous and futuristic-retro enough…


  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★★½ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 03 Jan, 2012

    What could’ve been a cinematic joke turns out to be surprisingly effective. It’s not art, but it’s the kind of middlebrow populist entertainment that so rarely actually works. Hugh Jackman is great as always, infusing his thinly-drawn character with enough charisma and pathos to make him layered and more than likeable. The boxing scenes are cleanly shot, with a minimal use of CGI. And although the narrative is little more than a futuristic take on Rocky, it proves that the formula still works. A perfect airplane movie.


  • matt lynch

    ★★★ Watched by matt lynch 17 Apr, 2014

    "Hey, you wanna see this insanely dorky movie about robots punching each other?"



  • Jen Weston

    ★★★½ Watched by Jen Weston 05 Apr, 2014

    A bit cheesy, a lot like Rocky, but with a robot that can dance and fight.


  • Filip Van Lierde

    ★★★ Watched by Filip Van Lierde 03 Apr, 2014

    The story of Rocky the Robot


  • RetroHound

    ★★½ Watched by RetroHound 01 Apr, 2014 1

    What could have been a pretty decent watch was completely ruined by bringing the climatic action-packed boxing robot match to a full stop so they can show you a full two minutes of slow-motion with over-bearing strings telling you "THESE PEOPLE LOVE EACH OTHER!!!" Complete with a tear from little boy. I didn't worry about a spoiler notice because if you don't already know how this ends you haven't seen 5 movies in your life.


  • LiBon

    ★★★★ Added by LiBon

    Cliche underdog story? Maybe a little, but cute and awesome non the less


  • Juan Tarrio

    ★★★ Watched by Juan Tarrio 20 Mar, 2014

    Entertaining and cute.


  • Daniel Reviews

    ★★★ Watched by Daniel Reviews 23 Mar, 2014

    Real Steel has robots in it... and they fight! how can it get any better than that? But is Real Steel as awesome as boxing robots sounds?

    Shawn Levi directs this boxing movie about robots but it's really about the relationship between estranged father & son. While the father & son plot is cute, the scenes without robots in them feel blandly directed. Those action scenes though...

    Hugh Jackman pulls off a convincing performance in the film but isn't too remarkable. Dakota…


  • benreviews

    ★★★ Watched by benreviews 23 Mar, 2014

    The reason I like this film is because its about robots bashing other robots into scrap metal, the father son relationship in this movie may be a little bit corny but it adds a good storyline to a film that would otherwise be mindless action which is cool but it would need more than this. if you like robot vs robot combat then you will like this film. even though its not the best film ever, i would still recommend you to watch it.


  • MeghanGentz

    Rewatched by MeghanGentz 16 Mar, 2014

    Makes me want to double uppercut everyone, do the robot to Eminem and order cheeseburgers with a pained Australian-New York accent.


  • Ramon

    ★★★ Watched by Ramon 16 Mar, 2014

    O trailer estraga um pouco o filme e dá uma má impressão, mas o resultado é bem divertido. Ele abusa bem dos clichês de filmes de luta de box. E claramente a inspiração principal é Rocky.