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GRUDGE MATCH

Henry ‘Razor’ Sharp’s (Sylvestor Stallone) sudden retirement after his epic light-heavyweight victory over Billy ‘The Kid’ McDonnen (Robert De Niro) leaves the tally forever at 1-1 and McDonnen in a world of frustration.

Thirty years on and in need of money, Sharp reluctantly agrees to a decider, for which both will need to shape up in more ways than one.

Many will be licking their lips at the prospect of Rocky vs. Raging Bull.

Razor is an honest working-class toiler, and bar-owner McDonnen has a healthy appetite for all things, plus there are a few scenes that pay cheeky homage to their earlier films.

However, this cute albeit plodding comedy lies slightly closer in quality to Rocky V than any Scorsese flick. (CC)

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