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Grudge Match

Two aging boxers pair up for a final fight, in this tepid comedy


In this comedy from Peter Segal, a pair of retired boxers (Robert DeNiro, Sylvester Stallone) is coaxed out of retirement for one last fight to settle their long-running rivalry. It's a full complement of grumbling, sniping, crusty managers, sweaty man boobs, some family obligations and an uninteresting revelation or two before the "big fight." (Who cares who wins?) The tale is set in Pittsburgh, but was filmed in New Orleans. (Oh hey, skydiving over Lake Pontchartrain!) I suppose the Steel City location is supposed to add gritty authenticity to this hackneyed affair, but probably only a full case of Iron City can deliver the knock-out punch you need.