Redbelt

Redbelt

DVD - 2008
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A jujitsu master becomes corrupted by the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. When a respected jujitsu master eschews a lucrative prizefighting career in favor of opening a self-defense dojo, it appears that he has chosen a peaceful path in life. The dedicated master's fate takes an unanticipated turn, however, when he is manipulated into participating in ultimate fighting championships by a group of unscrupulous actors and fight promoters. Later, as the master is being relentlessly beaten in a dirty street fight, he connects with a high-profile action star with serious marital problems. Realizing that the only way to regain his honor is to step into the ring, he reluctantly prepares for the fight of his life.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2008
ISBN: 9781435918405
1435918401
Call Number: DVD F REDB
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Reading_Right
Aug 16, 2017

If you look under "UNREALISTIC" in Webster's Dictionary, it will say to refer to THIS movie.
(Good acting, but what a waste! And what a horribly Dark Script. This is one of those that not only supposes that 99.9% of the world is completely corrupt <from the mundane everyday little things, to the biggest things imaginable>, but that murder, conspiracy, attempted murder, theft, cheating, adultery, lying & back-stabbing, are all normal everyday behavior, and that you must be from another planet, if you don't think so. Yeah. Right... I felt like I needed to take a long shower after this film, to get the filth off.) Oh, and the plot with the Cop character was so unrealistic, it defies description.

If you're looking for a fight picture that casts a keen eye on our present lost state, then you'll want to see David Mamet's REDBELT. The hero is jujitsu school owner Mike Terry played by Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 YEARS A SLAVE). The movie is an exploration of whether a good man can remain incorruptible in a completely venal society where everyone is running some sort of scam. This is a tremendous film that, like wabookman testifies below, will reduce one to tears.

wayne19711012 Dec 14, 2011

it is ok but the ending wasnt commerical enough

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wabookman
Dec 06, 2010

I had tears in my eyes at the end of this film. :)

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joseph
Dec 19, 2008

Skip It - Slow meandering plot with difficult to figure out reasons for why things are happening. I couldn't wait for this one to end.

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