Arena (2011)

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Frequent strong violencce, blood and gore, and coarse language

Director: Jonah Loop
Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz, Johnny Messner, Katia Winter, Daniel Dae Kim, James Remar, Nina Dobrev

How do you make a fortune from the bloodlust of millions? One sadistically savvy businessman (Samuel L. Jackson) has created an empire with his brutal, fight-to-the-death gladiator website. His newest warrior is David Lord (Kellan Lutz), a kidnapped fireman, now imprisoned and forced to fight for his life. To buy his freedom, Lord agrees to do a series of lethal bouts. But as the body count escalates, and with his most challenging battle remaining, Lord unleashes a torrent of bloody carnage and reveals a secret that threatens to tear down the entire enterprise. Also featuring Daniel Dae Kim (TVs Lost) and Nina Dobrev (TVs Vampire Diaries).

Status: QuickPick
Run time: 90mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital

Member Reviews (13)

We thought this was pretty good, Samuel L is always a hoot, Kellan isn't the best actor around but he's okay and the fight scenes were well executed (if a little too violent for us girls).
Posted Monday, 7 January 2013 See my other reviews
Posted Friday, 21 September 2012 See my other reviews
The worst movie I've seen this year. Didn't bother to see it through. Limited plot and gratuitous violence
Posted Monday, 30 July 2012 See my other reviews
joe Dmello
This was the most horrible film
Posted Sunday, 15 July 2012 See my other reviews
For me this movie felt like modern day Gladitor (aka Russell Crowe) via the internet. Another review here has given away the plot (so don't read below if you don't want to know) because I think if you can stomach the violence - the twist is actually quite well done. It also illustrates how desensitized we all are these days to violence - hence showing everyone watching the action reality TV style. Samuel L Jackson - the definition of cool in my opinion. Frustrating at times but still worth a view.
Posted Friday, 8 June 2012 See my other reviews
I'm not one with a weak stomach but the senseless blood shed in this movie made me not want to watch certain parts... otherwise it was ok
Posted Wednesday, 23 May 2012 See my other reviews
Typical cage fight scenario but not in a cage, good movie, good action, not boring
Posted Monday, 14 May 2012 See my other reviews
stupid movie
Posted Wednesday, 2 May 2012 See my other reviews
Well I normally love Samuel Jackson, but absolutely hated his role...but wow, absolutely gruesome, but with heaps of action and a well put-together story I felt....I would never have guessed (as one normally can 1/2 way through movie) that Kellan Lutz was playing a undercover....I really just thought it to be a twisted spiel due to his depression of losing pregnant wife....DEFINITELY NOT FOR PEOPLE WHOM CANNOT STAND HEAVY VIOLENCE
Posted Sunday, 29 April 2012 See my other reviews
Gory gory gory - not for the faint-hearted.
Posted Tuesday, 28 February 2012 See my other reviews
Good action sci-fi movie. Not for the faint hearted.
Posted Friday, 24 February 2012 See my other reviews
I hope you have a full proof system for keeping this most violent movie from the hands of individuals who would turn physcio at this unnecessary blood thirsty movie.I ordered it in error. Should not be on your list.
Posted Tuesday, 31 January 2012 See my other reviews
I didnt enjoy this movie, not very good, poor story and poor acting.
Posted Monday, 23 January 2012 See my other reviews
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