With chiseled jaw and washboard abs, former model Sean Faris stars as a troubled Iowa jock uprooted by his widowed mom to Orlando, where he immediately becomes the punching bag of his high school's rich, preening bully (Cam Gigandet of The O.C.). Djimon Hounsou adds some credibility as a tough-love father figure who teaches the new kid self-control and martial arts, but the plot is essentially a long, fevered setup for alpha-male teens to pound each other senseless in a series of privately organized fights. Jeff Wadlow directed this exploitation flick, which seems designed for students on spring break. PG-13, 110 min.
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