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Art of Submission (2009)

 -  Action | Drama  -  September 2014 (USA)
4.6
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This full-contact action drama, loaded with authentic mixed martial arts, is a transcending inspirational story of redemption.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Maria Sanchez
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Gene
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Matt
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Krang
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Johnny Sanchez
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Harbin Rask
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Natania Sanchez
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Tony Lyndelli
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Police Officer #2
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Ring Announcer
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Newscaster
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Lung
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Julia
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Natania's Friend (as Leslie Garza Rivera)
Ernie Reyes Sr. ...
Diego Sanchez
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Respect is earned by those who are willing to die for a worthy cause. While all men crave respect, few ever find their battlefield. For Johnny Sanchez, war happens in the ring, on the RED CANVAS. What are you willing to die for? Written by Kenneth Chamitoff

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Fists up, Chin down... See more »

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Action | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for violence, pervasive martial arts action, substance abuse, some sensuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »
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September 2014 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Red Canvas is the first feature film shot and completed on the RED One 4K Digital Cinema Camera, which captures motion pictures as digital images, as opposed to using film. Digital cinema cameras have introduced new creative possibilities for how motion is captured and edited. See more »

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Very ordinary
30 August 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am rarely tempted to review a movie, but in this case I am willing to stick my neck out.

Although this movie had me watching until the end, it was with a good deal of frustration. I am a one-time martial artist and a keen fight spectator, and in my opinion, the fight scenes in this movie were not (for the most part) up to snuff. I'm not saying that the fighters were amateurs, it was the choreography that annoyed me. Many of the moves and techniques seemed to be used simply for the looks, and not for authenticity. Without going into specifics (I don't want to give away spoilers) the were a lot of very poor choices of hold/grapple/blow that you simply would not see in real competition. The very experienced Ernie Reyes Sr. dropped the ball on this one.

Another bug-bear was the music being that it was way too loud in some places, actually drowning out the dialogue, and inappropriate in other places.

Having said all that, I thought the acting was good for the most part, and in particular one scene featuring John Savage and Ki Reyes (Oscar), which had my partner tearing up.

In summary, I would not recommend this for anyone who just wants to see an MMA movie, and also not for the hard of hearing:) I'd rather rent 'Redbelt' or 'Never back down'.


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