Grudge Match


Stallone vs. De Niro

Frankenstein’s met the Wolf Man, Godzilla’s fought King Kong and Freddy’s clawed Jason, so why not Rocky vs Jake LaMotta? Because this geri-actioner, for all its good-natured jesting, is a cynical affair, its stars looking faintly bashful as they consciously evoke champion past turns to give us the tale of two wrinkly rivals who climb back in the ring.

Only The Raid’s Gareth Evans could choreograph energy into Stallone and De Niro’s climactic bout, and Bobby can’t even be arsed to get into shape, his grey moobs wilting in the shadow of Sly’s Teflon tits.

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