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There's no eye-gouging, no biting, and no crotch shots allowed, but everything else goes in NEVER BACK DOWN, an invigorating high school sports/ultimate backyard fighting hybr...Read more
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No Comparisons! Never Back Down!
Here's what I hoped for: someone to root for, someone to root against, an inspiring coach, some eye candy and, of course, training montages. I got what I wanted.
Set agai...Read more
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never back down dvd 2008
a great movie about jake tyler a kid from iowa,who moves to orlando.jake has alot of anger since his dad died drunk driving.getting into alot of fights.one makes the internet....Read more

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There's no eye-gouging, no biting, and no crotch shots allowed, but everything else goes in NEVER BACK DOWN, an invigorating high school sports/ultimate backyard fighting hybrid. Sean Faris plays Jake, the new kid (with a troubled past) who butts heads with rich alpha-male bully Ryan (Cam Gigandet, channeling Brad Pitt in FIGHT CLUB) at Miami High. Amber Heard plays Baja, the hot blonde who tricks Jake into attending a combination pool party/fight club held at Ryan's MTV cribs-style mansion. Jake doesn't want to fight at first but gets goaded into a blind rage and then gets his butt kicked. Enter Djimon Hounsou as the local fighting instructor who teaches Jake some self-discipline (and how to throw a cement block at the camera from 30 paces). Director Jeff Wadlow clearly harbors nostalgia for the halcyon days of TOP GUN and FLASHDANCE; the emo-rock-scored training montages flow as free as Baja's blonde hair during her frequent slow-motion walks down the hall. Jake even has a wisecracking slacker cameraman sidekick (Evan Peters) who uploads all the fights to the internet. Concerned parents will be glad to know there's not much drinking or kissing, and no matter how hard the punches and roundhouse kicks may be, everybody gets to keep their teeth. Special acting shout-out to Wyatt Smith as Jake's tennis-prodigy kid brother and Leslie Hope as their stressed-out single mom.

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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • UPC: 025195043229

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Genre:Dramas
Format:DVD

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Director:Jeff Wadlow
Leading Role:Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard
eBay Product ID: EPID66277272

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3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t happily wears its influences like a badge of honour....With bruising hand-to-hand fights..."
Total Film - Neil Smith (05/01/2008)

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No Comparisons! Never Back Down!

Created: 10/07/09
Here's what I hoped for: someone to root for, someone to root against, an inspiring coach, some eye candy and, of course, training montages. I got what I wanted.
Set against the action-packed world of Mixed Martial Arts, Never Back Down is the story of Jake Tyler, a tough kid with alot of heart but also alot of anger. Jake is the new kid in town with a troubled past. He has recently moved from Iowa to Florida with his family who has relocated to support his younger brother’s shot at a professional tennis career. Jake was a star athlete on the football team back home, but in this new city he is an outsider with a reputation for being a quick tempered brawler. Making an attempt to fit in at the invitation of a flirtatious classmate, Baja Miller. Jake goes to a party where he is unwittingly pulled into a fight with a bully named Ryan McCarthy. While he is defeated and humiliated in the fight, a classmate introduces himself to Jake and tells him about the sport of MMA. He sees a star in Jake and asks that he meet with his mentor, Jean Roqua. Roqua will take Jake under his wing but it's up to Jake to find the patience, discipline, and reason to succeed. For Jake more is at stake than mere victory. His decision will not just settle a score but defines who he is.
WATCH IT!!!
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never back down dvd 2008

Created: 19/10/09
a great movie about jake tyler a kid from iowa,who moves to orlando.jake has alot of anger since his dad died drunk driving.getting into alot of fights.one makes the internet. when he goes to school in orlando,he tries to save a kid named max who's in a fight.the fight is organized by the kids.he gets invited to a party by a girl named baha.jakes got a woody.but baha is the girlfriend of ryan,the schools fight champ.jake gets his ass kicked real bad.he starts to train with jean roqua,for the ultimate confrontation with ryan.a must see for mixed martial arts.and amber heard{totally hot].five star in my book.leejohn914
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Its the Karate Kid..........again.

Created: 16/07/08
I liked this film better when it was titled 'The Karate Kid'. Sure, there is nothing new under the sun and every film borrows something from other films that have come before it, but this film borders on copyright infringement.

If I had to write a Karate Kid summary in 3 sentences, this is what I would write:

Kid moves to a new town. Kid gets the living crap beaten out of him by the town bad boy. Kid starts some heavy duty Karate training so he can get revenge by kicking the bad boys ass while simultaneously winning the heart of the hottest girl in town.

Now, if I had to write a summary for Never Back Down in 3 sentences it would be as follows:

Kid moves to a new town. Kid gets the living crap beaten out of him by the town bad boy. Kid starts some heavy duty Mixed Martial Arts training so he can get revenge by kicking the bad boys ass while simultaneously winning the heart of the hottest girl in town.

The plot is literally exactly the same. The only difference is that when it came to the soundtrack they replaced Peter Cetera with nu metal in the vein of Linkin Park.....and the most pivotal characters in this film were cell phones.

People have commented that the fight scenes were pretty good. I tend to disagree. They were....down right boring. Instead of watching this film just watch the Karate Kid and have a computer handy. When the fight scenes are on in the Karate Kid, just turn away and watch some UFC fights on Youtube. You'll have practically the same film as Never Back Down....just much, much better.

I do respect the fact that they were able to jam every 80's film cliché into just over 90 minutes. It is impossible to spoil the content of this film as everybody has already seen it (at least 1000 times) with a different title.

Will the good kid defeat the bad kid in a no holes barred fight? Who knows? Well, actually, everybody knows.
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Never Back Down

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Created: 16/05/13
Jake Tyler has recently moved to Orlando, Florida with his family to support his younger brother's shot at a professional tennis career. Jake was a star athlete on the football team at home, but in this new city he is an outsider with a reputation for being a quick tempered brawler. Making an attempt to fit in, at the invitation of a flirtatious classmate, Baja, Jake goes to a party where he is unwittingly pulled into a fight with a bully named Ryan McDonald. While he is defeated and humiliated in the fight, a classmate introduces himself to Jake and tells him about the sport known as Mixed Marshall Arts (MMA). He sees a star in Jake and asks that he meet with his mentor, Jean Roqua. It is immediately apparent to Jake that MMA is not street fighting, but rather an art form he wants to master. Roqua will take Jake under his wing, but it is up to Jake to find the patience, discipline, willingness and reason within him to succeed. For Jake, there is much more at stake than mere victory. His decision will not just settle a score; it will define who he is. Never back down is action packed and you care about the people in the movie. See it have some fun.
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Never Back Down (2008, DVD)

Created: 03/02/09
I like the movie because no matter how bad it seems you can make it!! As long as
you dont give up!!! Ya Gotta Keep Pushing!!!
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