Movie Details


A boxing champion named Billy Hope lives a comfortable and happy life with his family. However, Billy`s wife, Maureen, is not supportive of his career and persuades Billy to quit boxing so he can spend more time with his daughter, Leila. Billy then announces his retirement from boxing. But when his wife is accidentally killed in an argument with another boxer, Billy`s life is destroyed as he is not granted the custody of his daughter due to his aggressive attitude. Thus, Billy decides to return to the boxing world in order to reunite with Leila.

Language: English
Subtitle: NA
Classification: NC16
Release Date: 23 Jul 2015
Genre: Action / Drama / Sports
Running Time: 2 Hours 3 Minutes
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Naomie Harris, Forest Whitaker
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Format: 2D

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Writer: Cinnamon Lion

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Watch this if you liked: “Rocky”, “Raging Bull”, “The Fighter”

The Good, the Bad and the Boxing ring:

• Jake Gyllenhaal does an amazing job delivering his role but the script leaves much to be desired with a plot that is not cohesive.

• While Gyllenhaal gets to shine, the script forces the other members of the cast to become more like one-dimensional props rather than active characters in the movie.

• The movie is riddled with cliches but it still makes an entertaining watch, at the very least.


• Eminem originally starred in the movie as it was supposed to be an unofficial follow-up to his "8 Mile", but the idea was scrapped when the rapper decided to focus on his music career and the starring role went to Jake Gyllenhaal instead.

Cinema Online, 03 August 2015
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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