The youngest son (Tom Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nick Nolte) returns home, where he’s trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament — a path that puts the fighter on a collision corner with his older brother (Joel Edgerton). –IMDb
I put up watching this for a while because in my head it was just "another boxing movie" I couldn't be more mistaken.
That's like saying "yeah it looks like a sheep" "yeah, it's a sheep", but in fact is it's a wolf in a sheep costume. The "boxing" is a cover up, in fact they could be running a marathon and the movie would have been great (hence the father training the children in running instead of wrestling).
An action-heavy yet patient and emotional fight flick that embraces its clichés and evolves them. One of the more rousing films of the last few years, and a certain triumph for Gavin O'Connor, who fully delivers on the promise he showed with his other gritty family drama, "Pride and Glory." Nick Nolte and Jennifer Morrison were standouts for me, though the entire cast exceeded any expectations I had.
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Genre: Drama, Sport
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Es mag zunächst etwas komisch wirken, wenn Gavin O’Connor noch nicht einmal ein Jahr nach David O. Russels preisgekröntem Überraschungserfolg The Fighter (2010) einen Film herausbringt, der… read review