Rent Redbelt (2008)

3.3 of 5 from 74 ratings
1h 35min
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Synopsis:
Redbelt is the story of Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a Jiu-Jitsu master who has avoided the prize fighting circuit, choosing instead to pursue an honorable life by operating a self-defense studio with a samurai's code. An accident on a dark, rainy night at Terry's studio between an off-duty officer and a distraught lawyer (Emily Mortimer) puts in motion a series of events that will change Terry's life dramatically, introducing him to a world of promoters and movie star Chet Frank (Tim Allen). Faced with this, in order to pay off his debts and regain his honor, Terry must step into the ring for the first time in his life.
Actors:
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Directors:
Voiced By:
Douglas Barcellos
Writers:
David Mamet
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Sports & Sport Films
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/02/2009
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
Cantalonian, English, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary with David Mamet and Randy Couture
  • Behind-the-Scenes of Redbelt
  • Inside Mixed Martial Arts
  • Q&A with David Mamet
  • An Interview with Dana White
  • Fighter Profiles
  • The Magic of Cyril Takayama
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/02/2009
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
English, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Commentary With David Mamet And Randy Couture
  • Behind The Scenes Of Redbelt
  • Inside Mixed Martial Arts
  • Q & A With David Mamet
  • An Interview With Dana White
  • Fighter Profiles
  • The Magic Of Cyril Takayama

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Reviews (3) of Redbelt

A modern samurai tale. - Redbelt review by CP Customer

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16/04/2009

This is one of Mamet's most accessible films to date, and it initially seems a surprising choice to set it in the world of MMA, but perfectly suited to his trademark themes of power, corruption and the fight of the little man against the great and corrupt. Mamet's stylised dialogue is there too, repetitive and emphasised sentences, punchy and powerful- as with all Mamet productions the words speak louder than the action, although there are enough well choreographed fight scenes and plot twists to keep us entertained. Chiwetal Ejiofor provides a solid, calm centre to the whirlwind of accidents, deceptions and tragedy around him, and effectively portrays a proud, principled Ronin figure. Excellent support from Emily Watson too, and it's a pleasure to see the leads dealing well with Mamet's unusual verbal constructions. A couple of things let the film down, however- the somewhat confused and confusing ending feels as if much that would make sense of it was left on the cutting room floor. Also, some of the portrayals of the corrupt characters are a little cliched (sharp suited, slick haired latinos for example). That said, overall it is a satisfying film, with great performances. One for Mamet fans and anyone who enjoys and intelligent drama.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Disappointing - Redbelt review by CP Customer

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14/02/2009

Not much good fighting, unbelieveable characters, slow questionable plot, and rubbish ending which was completely unrealistic. Chiwetel Ejiofor was the only good thing in this film.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Poor movie - Redbelt review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
04/04/2009

Poor movie with poor acting, we couldn't even finish the movie as we didn't like it at all. we certainly would not recommened this rental.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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