Never Back Down


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User Reviews

There's heart in Never Back Down
Jan 08, 2009
samuraifa451 -
Yes, Never Back Down is basically the Karate Kid with for the 21st century (and a whole lot bloodier too), but there's elements that martial arts enthusiasts will respect from this film. Jake Tyler has just moved to Orlando, Florida and... Full review
not bad
Jan 02, 2009
computerhp65 -
the movie was all right but the movie content was mainly about teenager's problems.In my opinion I would recommande this movie for teens.... Full review
great movie
Dec 21, 2008
biffanorich -
This was a great movie from start to finish. Simply stated, if you don't know about MMA, than you have no right to critique this film.... Full review
Awesome Mixed Martial Arts movie!!
Dec 10, 2008
souptik_banerjee -
This was one of the most entertaining movies I've seen! Sure the story is nothing unique but the action and Mixed Martial Arts fights were top-notch. Sean Faris takes the lead protagonist's role and pull's it off great. Djimon Hounsou (I... Full review
NEVER BACK DOWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 20, 2008
paige52 -
Bad takeoff of Rocky and Fight Club.
Sep 26, 2008
jhaveymoviereviews -
A lot of people have said that this movie is the new karate kid and is amzing and everything. Well what those people need to think about is all the fighting movies made. This movie first of all is disrespectful to... Full review
Aug 30, 2008
sierrabeets -
I loved this movie. The music in it was great. Generally I'd say it's for teenagers but I'm sure some adults would like it too. There's tons of action and shirtless guys to endlessly appreciate. It's pretty violent I must say.... Full review
Don't waste your time.
Aug 26, 2008
fjringhofer -
There are plenty of better opportunities to see guy with hot bodies take their shirts off and get sweaty--and you will not want to even accidentally have to hear one line of dialogue in between the shirtlessness. There is nothing redeemable... Full review
Angst & Agression: Better than expected
Aug 23, 2008
kangkong1588 -
This film exists as a charming blend of cheesy teen movie and hardcore combat sport. With rich and visually stimulating actions scene combined with a story that played out better than it ever had any right too. Though the situations in... Full review
Love It
Aug 16, 2008
karenpinkygirl -
It Is A really good movie i perfer you watch this movie. Theres no other romance, action, and other you can watch that is better than this movie. The make up was very good it so realistic. Loved it now you... Full review

Critics Reviews

| Jul 30, 2008
Never Back Down isnt a terrible film, I mean hell, the cocksure teens and bad rap/rawk soundtrack seem to be the way things are going in todays marketplace If youre a young teen and have never seen a martial arts film, or watch a lot of the UFC or MMA tournament stuff, Jeff Wadlows Never Back Down will be like manna from heaven to you, but if youre like me and were hoping for something that isnt a straight-up clich or directly lifted from another film ... Full Review
| Mar 31, 2008
BBC Films
Jake (Sean Faris) is the misfit taking beatings at his new school, Baja (Amber Heard) is the girl worth fighting for. ... Full Review
| Mar 28, 2008
the tragic back story.... ... Full Review
| Mar 21, 2008
Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie V
Even for the trashy sub-genre it belongs to, Never Back Down is sadly just lazy action pablum as will the five Straight to DVD sequels be. vibe during Never Back Down succeeding in portraying the only character of considerable depth and interest who, of course, becomes the father figure to Jake. ... Full Review
| Mar 20, 2008
Yes, "Never Back Down" is cliche,.... ... Full Review


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