Sunday, October 09, 2011

I Love a Good Lede

From Betsy Sharkey's review of "Real Steel" at the LA Times:

"Real Steel" is "Rocky" with robots that look like "Transformers," managed by a "Raging Bull" washout in need of a "Cinderella Man" comeback that's complicated by "The Champ" and "Paper Moon" sorts of parent-child issues, with a sweet bit of "Wall-E"-styled scrap metal who never pulls his punches. Perhaps "Reel Steal" would be the better title.