Real Steel

DreamWorks / Touchstone / Reliance Released 2011




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Shawn Levy

Enter the not-so-distant future where boxing has gone high-tech - 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots have taken over the ring. Charlie is a struggling promoter who's robots have not been performing well. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son to build and train a championship contender. As the stakes in the thrill-packed arena are raised,Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.


Metacritic Score

  • 70


    The uncanny thing about Real Steel is just how gripping the fight scenes are; Sugar Ray Leonard served as a consultant to the motion-capture performers responsible for pantomiming ...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    As it happens, this recycled reclamation of underdogs saga is neither as bad as it sounds nor quite as good as it could be.

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    An underdog drama with clanging metal-on-metal action, Real Steel feels scientifically programmed to claw at your heart while its battling robots, which have a semblance of human p...

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    • Production Budget - $110,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $85,468,508
      Worldwide Gross - $295,468,508

    • Filming locations include:
      Atlanta, Georgia
      Belle Isle Zoo, Detroit, Michigan
      Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan
      Cobo Arena, Detroit, Michigan
      Detroit, Michigan
      Hartland, Michigan
      Holly, Michigan
      Leslie, Michigan
      Mason, Michigan
      Model T Automobile Plant, Highland Park, Michigan
      Oxford, Michigan
      Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

    • Taglines:
      1. Courage is stronger than steel.
      2. If you get one shot, make it real.
      3. Champions aren't born. They're made.

    • Production Companies:
      Touchstone Pictures (distributer)
      Reliance Entertainment
      21 Laps Entertainment
      Angry Films

    • Music:
      Fast Lane
      Written by Eminem and Royce da 5'9"
      Performed by Bad Meets Evil
      Nine Thou Superstars Remix
      Written by of Beyond
      Performed by of Beyond
      Miss the Misery
      Written by Foo Fighters
      Performed by Foo Fighters
      All My Days
      Written by Alexi Murdoch
      Performed by Alexi Murdoch
      Here's a Little Something for Ya
      Written by Mike D, Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz and Mix Master Mike
      Performed by Beastie Boys
      Why Try
      Written by Fred Durst, Wes Borland, 'Sam Rivers', John Otto and Leor Dimant
      Performed by Limp Bizkit
      Till I Collapse
      Written by Eminem
      Performed by Eminem

    • Academy Awards Nominations:
      1. Visual Effects


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