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'Undisputed' not far from 'Raging Bull'

Updated: August 29, 2002, 1:12 PM ET
By Ralph Wiley | Page 2 columnist

With "Undisputed," director Walter Hill, of "Streets of Fire," "48 Hours" and "Alien" franchise fame, has delivered an eye-popping, soul-catching, neck-snapping knockout of a boxing film, a quick, square left hook to our collective heart of darkness.

Ving Rhames, Wesley Snipes and Peter Falk helped.

Sam Peckinpah, too. Hill brings a Peckinpah-like, grim, bloody reality to the proceedings, even more so than he did 27 years ago, when as a youngish screenwriter who'd written Peckinpah's ...

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