Southpaw

Southpaw

DVD - 2015
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Billy "The Great" Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, seemingly has it all: an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife, an adorable daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis, a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers.
Publisher: [Beverly Hills, California] :, Anchor Bay Entertainment,, [2015]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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greatflicks
Sep 16, 2017

We really enjoyed this movie one of the better boxing flicks I have seen in a long time.

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firefly5
May 31, 2017

This was a mistake, I don't like boxing. Watched only a few minutes, too bloody!

Franln Mar 06, 2017

I find boxing to be a brutal and ugly sport but it usually makes for a pretty good movie.

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misterwisp
Jan 07, 2017

It was good. Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker gave great performances. They deserved a better movie around them. It's not that it's bad, it's just that it's very predictable. Sports movies are all about underdogs and redemption. This was another movie about those things. When they play out in such an obvious way it's just harder to get caught up in the process. But there are a few good story beats that I appreciated as well as how the ending played out. So I guess I'd say it could have been done better, but it's still good.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 07, 2017

This movie was an inspiring tale of a boxer who once had it all, and eventually loses everything. After his wife dies, Billy Hope, the holder of the Light Heavyweight title, sees his life fall apart and experiences an all-time low. With the death of his daughter and the seizure of his property, Hope decides to train with Tick Wills, a boxing trainer. As time passes, Hope’s character develops an incredible amount. He seems to be a lot more mature than he used to be after his training with Wills. In the final boxing match of the movie, tension is very high and the viewer is left on edge. Overall, this movie is great and is fairly inspiring. 4/5 Stars
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

JCLEdwardR Aug 03, 2016

As soon as Rachel McAdams exited stage left early in the film, I fast forwarded through the rest and understood the movie perfectly fine. Then I put in The Notebook and cried like a baby.

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BlueHippo
Aug 03, 2016

This move was okay-probably very good if you are a boxing fan (I am not). Jake G, Forrest W. were excellent. Film direction was astounding.

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tinybookworm
May 23, 2016

I enjoyed the movie. It was an interesting story and Jake Gyellenhaal did an amazing job. it wasn't really what I expected, I was expecting a more "Rocky" sort of movie, but this wasn't really like that. This movie is more raw and intense with it's storyline (death, custody, drugs, poverty...)

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Ba_kuPlanet
Mar 15, 2016

Meh. Another Cramer vs Cramer, Rocky genre movie. Worth watching once.

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LittleNoName
Feb 14, 2016

I don't enjoy or even understand boxing so in that sense the movie bored me. I am however a believer in family first, so in that sense I loved this movie.
Jake G did an excellent job however it was a lot to take in & a bit long, or maybe should have been two parts? Or perhaps a mini series?

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jimg2000
Nov 24, 2015

Tick: You can do this. You're stronger than that. They say Billy Hope can't make it. They say Billy Hope is over. You! You define yourself. (voice-over): I want you to switch and go southpaw. Have the foot move through with you. It's connected by a string. Same time that leg's moving with that hand. See how it's coming at the same time? You switch, then the right foot has to land with a hook. ....
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JONES JR.: What an unbelievable left uppercut from the southpaw position.
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Tick: We start tomorrow.
Billy: What, like training?
Tick: No, baking cookies.

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