The Circuit (2001) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

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former porn star Gail Harris has a couple of brief see-throughs
Dirk Longstreet (Olivier Gruner) is a University professor. But five years ago, Dirk Longstreet was actually Dirk Lincoln, the Eastern Seaboard Champion of an illegal underground fighting society, known to its members as ‘The Circuit’. Dirk is happy with his new name and profession, but when his brother (Jeremy) enrolls in the fighting society to make money. Longstreet has to make a choice… let Jeremy learn from his own mistakes, or step back into the viscous underworld he walked away from. Dirk infiltrates his way back into the underground pit fights to face The Circuit’s new champion, Kwan (the tiger Twins), and the new owner of The Circuit, Vixton (Bryan Genesse).

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My review is this: it is exactly as good as it sounds. 

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IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a D. Predictable fight scenes, bad acting, no humor.

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