No Holds BarredRip is the World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Champion who is approached by Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, who wants Rip to wrestle for his network. Rip refuses and goes back to his normal life. Brell initiates a show called 'The Battle of the Tough Guys', and Zeus, wins the competition. This gets Brell to use him as an angle to get at Rip.Genre: ActionCountry: United StatesDuration: 93 minQuality: HDRelease: 1989IMDb: 4.3
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Directors of "No Holds Barred"
Thomas J. Wright
Creators of "No Holds Barred"
Critic Reviews of "No Holds Barred"
Los Angeles TimesMay 29, 2013
The movie never takes itself seriously and director Tom Wright (TV's "Beauty and the Beast") has fun with the wrestling montages. Hogan himself has an appealing screen presence -- like a gallant teddy bear who goes berserk every 10 minutes or so.
Toronto SunMay 29, 2013
Maybe we should mention that the gruesome violence in the movie was enough to make this adult wince.
Philadelphia InquirerMay 29, 2013
For months now, Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro have been sitting in their dens and nervously clutching their Oscars. They knew that an unprecedented challenge was looming... the arrival of Hulk Hogan in his first starring role in a movie.
Chicago TribuneMay 29, 2013
The film is utterly lacking in the campy quality of the World Wrestling Federation telecasts.
New York TimesMay 20, 2003
As cartoonish as its star.
Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
Charmless, stupid and badly made, No Holds Barred makes Rocky look like Citizen Pain.
Cinema CrazedApril 14, 2014
Hogan as The Ripper is a force of nature here, and he makes "No Holds Barred" in to a fun action cartoon.
People MagazineMay 29, 2013
Racist, misogynist, dumb, sadistic, lazy and tiresome, the film is about a big bout between a huge heroic white guy and a huge villainous black guy.
Philadelphia Daily NewsMay 29, 2013
The final showdown between Rip and Zeus is overlong and full of uninspired wrestling stunts. The camera crews of the World Wrestling Federation do a much better job.
South Florida Sun-SentinelMay 29, 2013
While wrestling fans surely will queue up to see their boy win the day, No Holds Barred is just a sweaty headlock of a film, with dreary, gory scenes and a bunch of slope-headed hokum to propel it.
TV GuideMay 29, 2013
Some may find the cartoonish violence excessive; the champion Tough Guy can't be anyone but a good guy, but that doesn't stop him from doling out to his enemies a very painful punishment.
BrianOrndorf.comAugust 26, 2009
Barred is tremendously crude, unapologetically manipulative (Zeus finally breaks down Rip's reserve by crippling his kid brother), and aimed directly at easily entertained 13-year-old boys.
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