|Real Steel (2011)|
|Rating: 7.1/10 (236,271 votes)
Director: Shawn Levy
Writer: John Gatins (screenplay), Dan Gilroy (story), Jeremy Leven (story), Richard Matheson (short story "Steel")
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie
Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Released: 07 Oct 2011
|Plot: In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.|
In 2020, human boxers are replaced by robots. Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman), a former boxer, owns “Ambush”, but loses it in an arranged fight against a bull belonging to promoter and carnival owner, Ricky (Kevin Durand), who sees Charlie as a joke, partially because he beat Charlie up the last time they competed in the ring. Having made a bet that Ambush would win, Charlie now has a debt to Ricky—which he runs out on.
After the fight, Charlie learns that his ex-girlfriend died and he must attend a hearing deciding the future of their son, Max (Dakota Goyo). There, Max’s aunt, Debra (Hope Davis), and her wealthy husband, Marvin (James Rebhorn), request full custody, which Charlie concedes for $100,000; half in advance, on the condition that Charlie retains Max for three months.