MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 618 this week

Tapped Out (2014)

 -  Action | Drama | Sport  -  27 May 2014 (Canada)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 1,332 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 15 critic

A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.

Director:

Writers:

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

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2579 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 834 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 81 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Tapped Out" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tapped Out (2014)

Tapped Out (2014) on IMDb 5.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tapped Out.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

Hidden in the Woods tells the story of two sisters who have been raised in isolation, subjected to the torment of their abusive, drug dealing father. When they finally decide to report him ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Valladares
Stars: Michael Biehn, Nick Bateman, Jennifer Blanc
The Hazing Secret (TV Movie 2014)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Megan loses her long term memory in an accident she had five years ago as a sorority girl. Every night, she has the same dream of a party and the death of a sister. When she's invited to a Greek reunion, she realizes it wasn't just a dream.

Director: Jonathan Wright
Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Keegan Allen, Amanda Thomson
Ethos II (2011)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Justin Wu
Stars: Nick Bateman
Tapped Out (2003)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Georgio
Stars: Alex Avant, Jimmy Bridges, Kasan Butcher
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.

Director: Jason Eisener
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

As Jon (Shawn Welling / Michael Biehn) and Joy Ford (Tory Tompkins) move into the small town of DarkHorse, mysterious and supernatural occurrences threaten to tear the town apart. Teenage ... See full summary »

Director: Shawn Welling
Stars: Michael Biehn, Lee Majors, Jennifer Blanc
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a suburban couple hires a new age spiritualist to help with their troubled marriage, her advice to video their lives 24/7 to help reunite the family, turns out to reveal their son is ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Blanc
Stars: Brianne Davis, Gary Cairns, Tara Buck
Originals (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stars: Kristen Gutoskie, Nick Bateman, Hannah Cheesman
Horror | Thriller

A Young Man and Woman awake to find them selves trapped in an remote location. Learning about each others past may be the only key to saving their lives .

Stars: Michael Biehn, Nick Bateman, Jennifer Blanc
Tapped II (2009)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Jim knew everything in his life was in order, until the day he walked into the salon for his ritual haircut. There he met the new girl, Crystal. He's unprepared. For both her and her "... See full summary »

Director: Christopher O'Brien
Stars: Tony Slade, Jennifer Merrit, Chris Line

Charlie Martin, a JI whose fraternity gets kicked off campus after it takes the rap for a rival fraternity gone awry. Three years later, Charlie and the remaining brothers must throw the ... See full summary »

Director: Warren P. Sonoda
Stars: Nick Bateman, Tom Green, Justin Deeley
Action

Two estranged brothers must put the past behind them and fight side-by-side, after their father is murdered by a megalomaniac madman.

Director: Amel J. Figueroa
Stars: Richard Norton, Cynthia Rothrock, Sal Guerrero
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Reggie
...
Michael Shaw
...
Dominic Gray
...
Anderson
...
Lyoto
...
Jen
Daniel Faraldo ...
Lou
...
Matt Cockburn
...
Len Riley
...
Waitress (as Christina Anne Aceto)
Dante Albidone ...
Karate Kid #5
Anna Alexopoulous ...
Jen's Friend #2
Mitchell Aulis ...
Matt Cockburns Friend
Julie-Anne Barbosa ...
Dominic's Girlfriend / Ring Girl
Casandra Bella ...
Ring Girl
Edit

Storyline

One-time martial arts prodigy Michael Shaw is sentenced to community service at a rundown karate school, where he gets back into the discipline of the sport. During a local MMA fight he encounters the man who killed his family a decade ago, and his decision to get revenge involves going behind his karate master's back to train and compete in the upcoming MMA tournament. When he finally goes toe to toe in the ring with his parents' killer he won't stop until the last punch knocks his opponent to the ground, leaving him TAPPED OUT. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody martial arts fights, violence, language and a sexual image | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 May 2014 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Tapped  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Martin Kove was originally asked to appear in the film as a thirty second cameo in reference to The Karate Kid, but after reading the script he asked the director to write him a bigger part. See more »

Connections

References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

How You Like Me Now?
Written by Kelvin Swaby, Dan Taylor, Spencer Page, Chris Ellul and Arlester Christian
Performed by The Heavy featuring The Dap-Kings Horns
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pleasantly surprised
25 April 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I scored tickets last night to the Toronto premiere and I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much. It looked like another crappy MMA movie, but it was anything but that. After watching the trailer I expected there to be a lot more action, but I wasn't disappointed by it. I'd also consider the film more of a drama, as most of the fighting is left for the final act. When there is action, though, it's extremely violent and realistic. People seemed to be on the edge of their seats and I felt every punch.

The film had a lot of funny moments, and the acting was pretty solid throughout. The biggest surprise was UFC Fighter Krzysztof Soszynsy as the villain, Dominic. He stole every scene he was in, and he played the part well. He really came off as a menacing bad guy that you just wanted to see die. It was great to see Michael Biehn playing a Mr. Miyagi and I really bought into the fact that he knew how to kick serious ass as a Karate Instructor. There's also a few references to the original Karate Kid, and it definitely helps that Martin Kove made an appearance.

MMA Fans may be a bit disappointed that Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida don't have a lot of screen time, but I'll tell you their scenes were hands down the best part of the film. I don't want to give it away, but the entire audience loved it and it was actually quiet comedic.

I will say there were weak elements with some of the editing and some of the acting was shoddy at times, but it didn't take you out of it too much. The movie starts off a bit slow, but it really ramps up in the third act when the main character starts training for the tournament.

Overall, I think people will be pretty surprised that there's a lot more depth to this film than your typical fight movie. Also considering this was done on a small budget, they really made it look sharp. It's definitely worth seeing when it comes out.


18 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
one of the worst MMA related movies rcsf_randy
Better than expected but not without its problems tntwill
Good Movie With Terrible Marketing Astkleon
Pretty Good ardeans118
Realistic fighting rothskelley29
FINALLY Realistic Fight Scenes!!! graciebjj2012
Discuss Tapped Out (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?