Already from the heading you might suspect my sentiments on this one.
Another movie about people hurting each other inside a rink. Some good
scenes with Nick Nolte (yeah, I know, I thought he was just an urban
legend myself) but all in all, the work of Gavin O'Connor rushes through
the story line and culminates in a mushy ending that you can probably
predict already after 10 minutes of watching the movie. It is not a bad
movie, but flawed much like Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby" and
not nearly as captivating as Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" or David
O. Russell's "The Fighter". But I guess if you like fight scenes and you
are not too interested in a decent storyline... Go for it!