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Never Back Down

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Djimon Hounsou, Never Back Down
Gene Page

Never Back Down

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
104 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/14/08
performer:
Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou
director:
Jeff Wadlow
author:
Chris Hauty
genre:
Drama, ActionAdventure

We gave it a D

For a movie called Never Back Down, its high school hero Jake (Sean Faris) sure backs down a lot. Challenged to a mixed martial-arts match by a bully at a pool party, Jake doesn’t want to brawl. Then he does. After he gets beaten down, he trains with a local Mr. Miyagi (Djimon Hounsou) for the rematch. Which he doesn’t wanna fight in. Until he finally does. Movie is dopey. And with its emphasis on stupid violence, xylophone abs, and getting yourself on YouTube, it’s yet another product that makes you feel bad about today’s youth culture. D

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