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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Tim Allen
Emily Mortimer
Alice Braga
Joe Mantegna
Ricky Jay
Max Martini
Directors
David Mamet
Screenwriters
David Mamet
Running Time
99 minutes

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Plot
Mixed-martial-arts instructor Mike Terry (Ejiofor) has money problems. He could earn $50,000 in a competition, but honour precludes him from fighting for money. Then a series of chance encounters leaves him no choice. Can he win with integrity intact?


Verdict
Not vintage Mamet - the dialogue isn’t up to quotable snuff - but it still packs a decent punch thanks to Ejiofor’s solid performance.


Reviewed by Chris Hewitt

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