The Philly Kid (2012)

R   |    |  Action, Drama, Sport


The Philly Kid (2012) Poster

A former NCAA champion wrestler, paroled after ten years in prison, agrees to a series of cage fights to save a friend's life and is asked to do the impossible - lose.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

5.7/10
1,977

Videos


Photos

  • Wes Chatham in The Philly Kid (2012)
  • Wes Chatham in The Philly Kid (2012)
  • Wes Chatham and Sarah Butler in The Philly Kid (2012)
  • Neal McDonough in The Philly Kid (2012)
  • Wes Chatham in The Philly Kid (2012)
  • Wes Chatham in The Philly Kid (2012)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


22 May 2012 | rightwingisevil
this is actually not bad
for a UFC fighting style movie. for a meager $5 mil. production budget, this movie turned out not bad at all passed the ceiling level of a B movie. but there are still some weird directing weaknesses: 1) the badly scripted then uniform cop then detective after 10 yrs. looked more like thugs and holding grudge for 10 yrs against the man who didn't shoot his partner is such a weak plot. 2) the parole officer is also a very weird role created in this movie. 3) the liquor store never got one customer but both owner and the employee still doing shelving restocking and storage room inventory daily. how this liquor store survived? 4) michael jay white became a syndicate fixer and a thug is a stretch. 5) the time frame of being a young man then spent 10 years in prison, came out still looked the same is another stretch; out of prison at age of ??? ain't he a bit too old? 6) the underground UFC style cage fights arrangement is a bit weak; 7) a billet shot through the cheek, yet not even swollen after the stitching-up is another stretch, and the bullet wound scar just like a dimple? man, this is what? korean plastic surgery?

anyway, this is still a movie with very weak screenplay but performed by a very good tense gradually matured actor with quite believable fighting act.

Critic Reviews



Our Favorite Trailers of the Week

See the trailers we loved this week, including It Chapter Two, "Big Little Lies," Being Frank, and I Am Mother. Presented by Microsoft Surface.

Watch our trailer of trailers

Featured on IMDb

See what movies and TV series IMDb editors are excited about this month and check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com