Embattled

critic Reviews

, 69% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Sarkisov and screenwriter David McKenna ("American History X) give us fully drawn, realistic male characters slugging it out in a battle of male toxicity.
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    Robert DanielsRogerEbert.com
    The father-son drama in Embattled might win some rounds, but the abundance of clichés leads to a loss overall.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    Much like Dorff's overbearing Cash, the film is easier to take when it's not in your face.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    An MMA drama with heart, conviction and a killer right hand jab, "Embattled" is a different kind of fighter story, one where the consequences of the fight are more important than the win-loss records of its fighters.
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    Michael OrdoñaLos Angeles Times
    In "Embattled," the human side feels explored, as if the film could have been made without the MMA scenes and still been a worthwhile watch. But it does have those adrenaline-injecting fights, so ... all the better.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    A testosterone substitute in drama form, "Embattled" practically peacocks onto the screen.
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    Travis HopsonPunch Drunk Critics
    Ducking and weaving away from our presumptions, Embattled embraces the idea that violent men will use the only means they know to break a barbaric cycle.
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    Lorry KiktaFilm Threat
    Overall, Embattled does have some sports movie tropes-montages, anyone? But, the emotional heft of the film makes it one of the best sports movies I've seen and enjoyed.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    This fight is entirely about emotional catharsis, both for the characters and for us.
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    Aaron NeuwirthWe Live Entertainment
    Here's a sports drama that caught me off guard and managed to land some punches by the end.
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