Southpaw (2015)

7.2/10 by 568 users

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

Release Date:July 24, 2015
MPAA Rating:R
Genres:Action, Drama, Thriller
Production Company:Escape Artists, Riche-Ludwig Productions
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Antoine Fuqua, Deirdre Horgan
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Plot Keywords:sport, boxing
  • Very predictable, cliché movie.
    September 24, 2015

    As in the title, the movie is very predictable and cliché. Usually I do a quite detail research before going to the cinema, this time I just quickly looked at IMDb rating and it was a mistake.. not the first one unfortunately. The movie is not ambitious at all. It tries to tell a bigger story, pass some message but it does it very poorly. Too much in this movie happens in too short time, which leads to the situation where most of the scenes and behaviors of movie characters are not realistic. While watching it I hoped I would be watching now any of the Rocky later movies, that I have seen already. Even the boxing scenes where naive and they were just proving that whoever did this movie has no idea about boxing. Not recommending anyone to waste time for this movie, but of course it is just my subjective opinion. I guess I was just not a target group for this movie and I should not end up watching it.