In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for. When he finds out the wife of the man he accidentally killed is in trouble, Boyka offers to fight in a series of impossible battles to free her from a life of servitude
|Title||:||Boyka: Undisputed IV|
|Release Date||:||April 18, 2017|
|Production Co.||:||Nu Boyana Viburno|
|Production Countries||:||Bulgaria, United States of America|
|Writers||:||Tony Mosher, David N. White, Boaz Davidson|
|Casts||:||Scott Adkins, Teodora Duhovnikova, Alon Aboutboul, Julian Vergov, Martyn Ford, Brahim Achabbakhe, Paul Chahidi, Petio Petkov, Valentin Ganev, Vlado Mihailov, Vladimir Kolev, Hristo Petkov, Boris Pankin, Bashar Rahal, Emilien De Falco, Tim Man, Andreas Nguyen, Hristo Padev, Yavor Baharov, Plamen Velikov, Slavi Slavov, Ivan Kostadinov, Atanas Madzharov, Atanaska Popova, Georgi Petkov, Mihaela Semova, Trayan Milenov-Troy, Vencislav Stojanov, Velizar Peev, Tsvetolyub Iliev, Ilian Emanviov, Danko Jordanov, Ivan Iliev, Genko Ivanov, Stefan Shopov, Dimiter Doichinov, Venelin Mishev, Anina Youroukova|
|Plot Keywords||:||prison, wife, sport, fighting, accidental death|
Boyka: Undisputed IV Reviews
- Finally -- Adkins finds his inner Stalloneby 9 April 2017on
61 out of 68 people found the following review useful:
1. If you arrived at this franchise late, you would be forgiven for feeling a little lost. But if you have seen the others, this new instalment is surprisingly satisfying.
2. For newbies, the original "Undisputed" (which starred A-listers) took an unexpected turn. Not uncommon for film franchises these days, later attempts to keep the franchise going involved smaller budgets and lesser-known stars. But here UNDISPUTED got lucky. A younger Scott Adkins found his ideal role in Yuri Boyka (much like Stallone found Rocky) and gave new life to UNDISPUTED in two back-to-back segments.
3. At that point, things get a little murky. For reasons that are not entirely clear to this reviewer, there was a long gap between the last instalment and this one. During that time, Adkins handlers gave him a series of odd B-movie parts, some of which (heavy sigh) were purely dramatic and had no fight sequences at all. The closest thing to a good MMA movie that Adkins did recently was NINJA SHADOW OF A TEAR. However, as the IMDb rating for that movie shows, it was still not in the class of UNDISPUTED.
4. AND HE'S BACK! Boy, nobody does Boyka like Adkins! Plus someone actually opened their wallets and spent some cash bringing this one to the screen. You have enough "producers" in the credits to start a football squad. David White, who penned the last two Boykas (also the sloppier SHADOW OF A TEAR) had help in developing the story from Boaz Davidson, a writer with a few dozen action hits under his belt. Interestingly (!) Davidson worked with Stallone on the Expendables franchise. Director Todor Chapkanov is new to the franchise but acquits himself well as an action director.
5. The narrative backbone of the story is a bit soppy -- this one could have been subtitled "Boyka Gets Religion" -- but thankfully it is used mainly as a plot device to keep the fight scenes coming.
6. There is a scene at the 40:00 minute mark where Boyka is training and another fighter tries to "claim" his punching bag. It is a short sequence but memorable.
7. Also clever is the way the film ends with Boyka back in prison. For most characters that would be a negative. But, and you will see this if you watch the series in order, Boyka THRIVES in prison! Is there a Boyka 5 coming? We can only hope.
- Bring Me Your F#ing Champion: Undisputed Delivers A Grand Slam!by 8 April 2017on
40 out of 50 people found the following review useful:
First I am a real reviewer and a big fan of 80's action movies.
Now the plot is easy to follow. Boyka is back, commits an atrocity and needs to fix what he has done to redeem himself. That is all you need to know. The movie does have some heart during his redemption. A lot of flash, but also moments where you feel for Boyka and his journey.
I do not know the director's work prior to watching this, but he did a great job of filming action scenes. A lot of movies break the action up by changing the camera angles. This movie tones that down and lets you watch the action taking place.
I miss the days of real action movies. I will sound repetitive but this movie has lots of action, fights, fast moving plot and great choreography.
B-Movie or not, the movie is a 9.5. I am a fan of the Undisputed series. Scott Adkins is excellent and the bad guys are bad, and the good guys(Adkins) aren't perfect. The movie has heart and has a great pace. It's not slow, and is very entertaining throughout. One of the best modern fighting movies and dare I say the best fighting franchise if that is a genre. A must watch is my opinion.
Yuri Boyka Says Bring Me Your F#ing Champion.
- Fans of the series n martial arts will not be disappointed. 10/10. Haters go watch Oscar nominated movies.by 11 April 2017on
23 out of 30 people found the following review useful:
After the events of Undisputed redemption n after fleeing from Russia, Boyka has found religion. He still fights in the rings n he donates most of the profits to the church. He has spent a lot of money to repair his broken knee but events force him to travel back to Russia where he is a wanted convict. This movie is for the fans of the series n fans of Boyka aka Adkins. Martial arts fans will not be disappointed. The fight sequences are frequent and never, ever become tiresome. Scott Adkins once again got into the skin of the character, Boyka. The villain, Martyn ford is an intimidating one with height of 6.8 n weight of 320 lbs. Truly an indomitable n an invincible one. The plot was a bit lame. The mafia boss who owns the town n he has his eye on a young n beautiful widow who is in debt. But who cares. We look forward for this franchise for the ring fights n boy what an awesome fight choreography we get to see in this 4th installment. Isaac Florentine who directed the terrific Undisputed 2 n 3 n Savate didn't direct this one. Inspite of the micro budget, this movie rocks. Saw this on a pirated DVD for 50 rs.
- Almost exactly as expectedby 9 April 2017on
26 out of 36 people found the following review useful:
I'm pretty sure that no one was watching undisputed 2 and 3 for the plot, it just provides the scaffolding for the fights. Undisputed 4 is the same, though some could argue that there's too much plot. Nevertheless, there's ample fighting and Adkin's throws in some of the lines that we've all come to love from Boyka as well as the moves.
If you're not into fighting movies then this should obviously be a movie that you shouldn't be watching. For people who are, we generally don't mind the "plot scaffolding" they throw around the movie as long as the fights are good and they are. My only slight complaint if you could call it that is that Boyka is a more remorseful character in this film and IMHO Adkin's kills the role more when he's just the badass who cares about nothing else excepting being "the most complete fighter in the world."
- Fight movie with a heart.by 10 April 2017on
18 out of 22 people found the following review useful:
Boyka Undisputed was worth the wait. Unlike many fight movies this movie have a heart. This is one of the best fight movie of the decade and the best of the year, which had movies like Kickboxer: Vengeance which was an utter disappointment.
Moreover the character of Boyka has been molded so wonderfully that you can feel the pain of the character when he tries to smile and feel his rage in silence.
Scott Adkins has done an a wonderful job and Boyka is a piece of art. The best part is this isn't just a Fight movie... Every now and then there, when you are unprepared and unguarded this movie hits you in such soft parts that you might tear up too.
Nobody ever thought that Undisputed would later create an antagonist named 'Boyka' who would be loved so much that his name would come before the name of the actual movie i.e UNDISPUTED.
- Not as good as the last two.by 9 April 2017on
28 out of 49 people found the following review useful:
I am a big fan of these movies but I had a bit of apprehension as the same director wasn't doing this movie but I thought I would still watch it. I was shocked to see an eight vote out of ten when the movie hasn't even come out, but we all know about fake votes just to get people to watch a film. As with a lot of cheaply made films, the main bad guy, Martin Ford in this case, is given no lines, unlike the previous two films. Your typical cheap movie bad guy, grunts and groans his scenes through. Also unlike the past two movies, Martin Ford is not a fighter, yes a big guy who looks scary but his fight scenes then suffer as he is given dreadful techniques to do in the fights. Scott does what he does best as with the rest of the movies and this will just be another stepping block for him. He's good but in this it feels as if it is another film that will not take into the big league which is a shame. Will they make another one, yes as these are his best films to date, his style of fighting suits these movies, so we will all wait for the next one and let's just hope they learn from their mistakes. There are plenty of martial artists out there that can do a good job of being a bad guy. The ending of this movie feels a little pushed as they didn't know what to do with the character. My score is a forced six as I am a fan of the movies, but most people would give it an honest five.
- Good addition to franchise but not greatby 9 April 2017on
7 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
No spoilers I love the Undisputed Series and I decided to make an account for the first time for the new one. I must say is a good addition but not as great as 2 and 3. There are good fight scenes but it lacked the intensity and emotion of what made the series. Scott Adkins was made for Boyka and they should make one more to finish the franchise with maybe MJW rematch. My vote 7/10 for the fight scenes but dull plot and cause Boyka is great!!!
- The legend continuedby 11 April 2017on
7 out of 10 people found the following review useful:
Boyka: Undisputed IV (2016) is the latest installment of the long running Undisputed series with Scott Adkins back again as Yuri Boyka the most complete fighter in the world.Despie being the fourth in the series this movie not let me down when it not only still continue the glory tradition of the previous parts but also help it to became the most underrated action franchise in the world.After escaping the prison Boyka now a free man tried to hold back his violent personality while showcase his talent to the world but bad luck start happen one again so now he not only has to fight for his life but also fight for what he think is right and wrong.The fight choreography in this movie is as good as ever when each fighter has a chance to show of their skill including Boyka with his infamous flying kick that make my blood boil every time.The thing make me surprise the most is how much emotion Scott pour in Boyka character through his action and journey.Some people may complain about how out the place the romance element or the ending is but when you look back the whole Undisputed series you will realize it a perfect circle life of a convict man
- fantastic movie maybe the best martial art movieby 10 April 2017on
8 out of 13 people found the following review useful:
my heart was bumping so much from the beginning until the end for the first time all the fights are filmed from far away so we can see everything and there are a lot of them, a lot! the screenplay is very good for this kind of movie we like the character and we plung in it so well scott adkins is really the best of the best and this movie from me of course is the best martial art movie i have never seen and i saw all the van damme, seagal, jet li, tony jaa and everything about martial arts i want to see this again and again and i will not be disappointing viva undisputed 4 the best of the best movie and viva scott adkins don't believe all the bad reviews i don't know why some people can critic this movie pffffffff !!!!non sense !!!!
- Very good fight movieby 12 April 2017on
3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Scott Adkins is still at the top of his game. None of the fights really stand up to the final fight from part III but they are all solid. In general I think the fights are a little less electrifying than the ones from the previous two installments, but very good and entertaining, if not great. Martyn Ford is a good final boss and of all the really big bad guys in martial arts movies is definitely one of the scarier looking. Very streamlined and focused, the plot is a vehicle to move us from one fight to the next and to demonstrate Boyka's progression as a character. Boyka has a coherent character arch and Scott Adkins performance is quite good even when he's not kicking the s*** out of people. Hoping for a part V.
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