Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.
As Shawn's manager, Harvey introduces him to the corrupt bare-knuckle circuit, where rich men bet on disposable pawns. Almost overnight, he becomes a star brawler, taking down professional boxers, mixed martial arts champs and ultimate fighters in a series of staggeringly intense bouts. But if Shawn ever hopes to escape the dark world in which he's found himself, he must now face the toughest fight of his life.
This movie is definitely being under rated, thus it should have been rated at least 3 Stars or above!
A realistic Action Flick! Therefore, it could have also been categorized as a Drama Movie. Clueless about what people's expectations are, perhaps something like the Jackie Chan's drunken fighting style? Overall, definitely 4 or 5 stars from me. Don't expect too much, and you won't be disappointed!