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Redbelt (2008) Movie Information

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David Mamet


Chiwetel Ejiofor
Alice Braga
Tim Allen
Emily Mortimer
Rodrigo Santoro
Rebecca Pidgeon





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A mixed martial arts instructor finds himself in the position to accept a job in the film business. When the thinks about taking it, circumstances may force him to fight in the competition rather than continue his instruction.

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curious mediocrity...

David Mamet has had a rather checkered history on the silver screen. As the man responsible for the screenplay of Glengarry Glen Ross and the director of minor classics like Heist he was rightly praised but rambling misfires like Edmond and the taut but slightly ridiculous Spartan have made his move from the theatre less than seamless. Mamet’s latest is Redbelt, for which he assumes writing and directing duties, and it is a mixed bag – indicative of his obvious talent as a storyteller but also his continued unease with the medium of film.

Redbelt tells the story of a martial arts teacher who, through a series of events, becomes embroiled in a morally bankrupt world where his way of life, his personal unwavering philosophy, is threatened. It is an archetypal story in many ways: the lone...

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