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Real Steel

Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) finds himself forced out of the ring when the sport of boxing transforms from man verses man to robot verses robot. Moving with the times, he switches from fighter to promoter, but has little success until his estranged son (Dakota Goyo) and a recycled droid come into his life. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 127
Theater Release: 07 Oct 2011
Video Release: 24 Jan 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Another father reassesses the direction of his life when he discovers he has a daughter in the more family friendly movie The Game Plan. And a young boy befriends a metal man in Iron Giant. Futuristic stories looking at the role of androids in society include I, Robot, Bicentennial Man and Star Wars. The sport of boxing has enjoyed cinematic immortality in the Rocky franchise.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Real Steel

Release Date: 24 January 2011

Real Steel releases to home video in either a 2-disc (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack) or 3-disc (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) package. Both offerings include:

- Four featurettes

- Deleted and extended scenes

- Bloopers

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