Mamet is on his game, and that is a sight to see.
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
So gifted is Mamet as a writer and director that he can fascinate us even when he's pulling rabbits out of an empty hat.
- Roger Ebert, ChicagoSun Times
With his 10th feature -- an entertaining tale of high-stakes martial arts -- Mamet has infused the sleight of hand with a measure of two-fisted action.
- J. Hoberman, Village Voice


Set in the west-side of Los Angeles fight world, a world inhabited by bouncers, cagefighters, cops and special forces types, Redbelt, is the story of Mike Terry (Chewitel Ejiofor), a Jiu-Jitsu teacher who has avoided the prize fighting circuit, choosing instead to pursue an honorable life by operating a self-defense studio with a samurai’s code. Terry and his wife Sondra (Alicia Braga), struggle to keep the business running to make ends meet. An accident on a dark, rainy night at the Academy between an off duty officer (Max Martini) and a distraught lawyer (Emily Moritimer) puts in motion a series of events that will change Terry’s life dramatically introducing him to a world of promoters (Ricky Jay, Joe Mantegna) and movie star Chet Frank (Tim Allen). Faced with this, in order to pay off his debts and regain his honor, Terry must step into the ring for the first time of his life.

Date de sortie

Vendredi 9 mai, 2008
Langue originale: English
Genre: Drama
Durée: 99 min.
Année: 2008


Chiwetel Ejiofor
Emily Mortimer
Joe Montegna
Rodrigo Santoro
Tim Allen
Un film de
David Mamet