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Real Steel (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Family | 7 October 2011 (USA)
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In the near future, robot boxing is a top sport. A struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot.

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In the near future when people become uninterested in boxing and similar sports, a new sport is created - Robot boxing wherein robots battle each other while being controlled by someone. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who's trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn't do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him. His ex's sister wants to take him in but Charlie has first say in the matter. Charlie asks her husband for money so he can buy a new Robot in exchange for turning Max over to them. He takes Max for the summer. And Max improves his control of his robot. But when the robot is destroyed, they go to a scrap yard to get parts. Max finds an old generation robot named Atom and restores him. Max wants Atom to fight but Charlie tells him he won't last a round. However, Atom wins. And it isn't long before Atom is getting major bouts. Max gets Charlie to teach Atom how to fight, and the ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Champions aren't born. They're made. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language | See all certifications »

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Real Steel: The IMAX Experience  »

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$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,319,677 (USA) (7 October 2011)

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$85,463,309 (USA) (10 February 2012)
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Cameo: The Film's Stunt Coordinator, Garret Warren plays Mitas' Operator. See more »

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After the fight with Zeus, Atom's mirror and mimic doesn't match Charlie's actions when Charlie has Max on his shoulders as Atom appears to start mimicking Max's actions instead. See more »

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ESPN Boxing Commentator: Kenton must have hardwired this bot with the will to go on.
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.12 (2011) See more »

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Written by Jay Buchanan
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Adults stay away......Only for very young kids
16 February 2012 | by (dublin) – See all my reviews

I was half way through this but i had to turn this movie off when the boy starts dancing with the robot...... That says it all doesn't it really, i should of known better when i saw the name spielberg (produced it) as all his stuff is the same sappy formula over and over, but i wanted to give it a chance...... Afterall its fighting robots, It should be good right??? Well no its not the characters are stupid, especially the little boy... he speaks Japanese he programmes robots he dances with aforementioned robots and he can negotiates fight prices .......... Like cumon!!!!!!!!!

Even just small annoyances like are we really meant to off taken such a technological jump in such a short period of time..... Everything about this film is predictable and terrible, please don't buy it, Hollywood and especially Spielberg need to be thought a lesson


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