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Real heart in Real Steel 

Robo-boxing movie a knock-out

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Emotions run high in this beautifully rendered sci-fi/sports movie. An ailing grifter, boxer and deadbeat dad, Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) keeps afloat by taking any robot he can scrap together to the ring to knock the block off any other metal head for money. Silly premise aside, this underdog robo-boxing movie shows real heart and warmth between the human actors while the steel athletes float like butterflies and sting like bees to a point of realism. Max Kenton (Dakota Goyo) takes the championship belt as the moxy, smart-mouthed kid who revives his father’s fighting spirit, and the two---plus the robot Atom---pull together a touching and powerful victory.

Real Steel
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 127 min. · 2011
Official Site: www.steelgetsreal.com
Director: Shawn Levy
Writer: John Gatins and Richard Mathis
Producer: Shawn Levy, Susan Montford, Don Murphy and Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Dakota Goyo, Kevin Durand and Anthony Mackie

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