MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 326 this week

Arena (2011)

Video  -  Action | Thriller  -  11 October 2011 (USA)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 8,409 users  
Reviews: 39 user | 24 critic

David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Director:

Writers:

, (original screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 25 Sep 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Arena (Video 2011)

Arena (Video 2011) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Arena.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two assassins agree to work together as one tries to avenge his wife and the other collect a reward for a job.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Ivan Kaye
Killer Elite (2011)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When his mentor is taken captive, a retired member of Britain's Elite Special Air Service is forced into action. His mission: kill three assassins dispatched by their cunning leader.

Director: Gary McKendry
Stars: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro
The Hit List (2011)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.

Director: William Kaufman
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Cole Hauser, Jonathan LaPaglia
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

An assassin is hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders in Thailand.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Kevin Bacon, Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Every seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Mann
Stars: Ving Rhames, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Hu
Premium Rush (2012)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

Director: David Koepp
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.

Director: Mabrouk El Mechri
Stars: Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver
Drive Angry (2011)
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.

Director: Patrick Lussier
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner
Erased (2012)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An ex-CIA agent and his estranged daughter are forced on the run when his employers erase all records of his existence, and mark them both for termination as part of a wide-reaching international conspiracy.

Director: Philipp Stölzl
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Nick Alachiotis, Liana Liberato
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After his family is killed by a terrorist act, a firefighter goes in search of the one responsible.

Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Leguizamo, Francesca Neri
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of mountaineers in the Scottish Highlands discover a kidnapped girl and are pursued by her captors.

Director: Julian Gilbey
Stars: Alec Newman, Ed Speleers, Melissa George
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Kaden
...
Milla
...
...
Agent McCarty
...
...
Kawaii
Irene Choi ...
Kaneko
...
Ripper
...
Brutus Jackson
...
Rick
Jason Zone Fisher ...
Josh
Kent Jude Bernard ...
Craig
...
Edit

Storyline

David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

fight | death | arena | murder | violence | See more »

Taglines:

There's no greater battle... Than the battle for your life.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal and bloody violence throughout, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deathgames  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

After Samuel L. Jackson was cast, the title of the film was changed from 'Fury' to 'Deathgames' to avoid confusion with Jackson's role as Nick Fury in the series of Marvel superhero films. See more »

Goofs

The Brutus Jackson jailbreak scene supposedly takes place in South Africa, where vehicles have the driver's seat located on the right side. However, the bus and escape cars in this scene show the driver sitting on the left side. See more »

Quotes

David Lord: Life sucks. Scars happen.
See more »

Connections

References Office Space (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretentious, immoral nonsense with easy pay cheque written all over it
27 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

In a futuristic world where people watch and vote for on-line battles to the death, David Lord (Kellan Lutz) is an all star football player who has everything going for him until his beautiful girlfriend is killed in a car accident. With his reason for living gone, he finds himself drunk and desperate in a Mexican bar, where a chance encounter finds him thrust into the world of the online fighting, run by the sadistic Logan (Samuel L. Jackson.) As he fights for survival, Lord hatches a cunning plan to break free and bring down Logan's brutal empire.

Samuel L. Jackson is certainly one of the more curious of the Hollywood A listers. A late starter on the scene, and certainly not one of the young and beautiful crowd now, his name on a poster can still pretty much guarantee a big box office opening weekend with the right publicity and appraisal. He possesses an undeniable charisma and style that still makes him distinctive as an actor and meant he was always destined to make it big one day. Yet, when artistic credibility is not at the top of his agenda, he seems an actor who's willing to sell himself out for an easy pay cheque on whichever piece of limited release/straight to DVD bunkem that comes along, of which category Arena falls into quite easily.

Aiming for a Running Man style clever satire of the way television/online media is heading, Jonah Loop's utterly style over substance offering simply revels in it's own ridiculousness, becoming ever more over the top and far fetched as it goes along and seeming to compensate by way of a load of brutal, nonsensically over the top blood and gore delivered with a minimum of subtlety or taste. Jackson himself tries his best and tries to inject the hopeless corpse with some of his flair and delivery, but he really shouldn't have bothered. Lutz is little more than the average all brawn no charisma clowns Hollywood seems to pass off as actors these days, while the rest of the supporting cast just go through the motions as you can with this sort of thing.

It would have been one thing if Arena had been a beautiful mess of a film. As it is, it's just quite a garish and unpleasant one. *


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Running man xcoreninja
Nina's top billing in IMDB zwixxx
Naked chick with stars tatoos?? idoug
Stupid Errors ihatetakenIDs
Johnny Messner (Kaden) TyBe23
Exactly who on IMDB is responsible for listing the goofs in movies? Wolfeinthefold
Discuss Arena (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?