Monday, 5 October 2015

Movie review - Southpaw (2015)

Southpaw (2015) / sports drama

Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Written by Kurt Sutter
Produced by Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Peter Riche, Alan Riche, Antoine Fuqua, Jerry Ye
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Miguel Gomez, Rita Ora
Trailer: click.

Anything new? Noup. Still worth watching? Yes!

Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a boxer who lives in New York City with his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams) and their daughter Leila (Oona Laurence). During a match in which he defends his World Light Heavyweight title, Billy sustains an eye injury and is convinced by Maureen to retire while he's at the top.

You probably seen it before. A boxer on top of his world loses everything... The film is predictable and with clich├ęs but is redeemed by the performances of Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker. I'm a big fan of Jake's work and he did it again! What an amazing job! Respect! And yet, despite its flaws, Southpaw is a compelling, touching and worth watching! Liked it a lot! 4/5

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