124 mins
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Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) stars in this drama as a professional boxer on the road to championship glory, only to... More

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Southpaw | Ratings & Reviews

"Jake Gyllenhaal’s appetite for physical transformation continues apace here after the emaciation of Nightcrawler, but while he more than looks the part of light heavyweight boxer Billy Hope in physique, technique and intent, Southpaw’s lead is let down by an overly conventional tale that fails to distinguish itself. While the film’s first act traces a champ’s fall from grace, Raging Bull this ain’t. And despite a familiar redemptive arc commencing, it’s not The Fighter either."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"Director Antoine Fuqua once more demonstrates his fascination with codes of masculine aggression, extreme violence and not much else."


"The script keeps its gloves on but Gyllenhaal gives his all, notching up one of his very best performances."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Like a "Raging Bull" that’s been clocked one too many times in the head..."

Time OutTime Out

"Southpaw asks both too much of Gyllenhaal and not enough – he’s being forced to build a whole character out of scraps, sawdust, and horrendous clichés."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Strictly an undercard bout, displaying enough heart and skill to keep the paying customers from getting too restless."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Amazingly, Gyllenhaal never cheats on his character's sense of dignity. Against the odds, he keeps you in Billy's corner. That's a champ."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Southpaw sticks to tried-and-tested genre rules, yet an edgy cast keeps the story in sharp focus."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Don’t get too caught up in the all-too-familiar plot, just savour Jake Gyllenhaal’s powerhouse performance..."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Southpaw | Details

R16, Violence & offensive language
Drama, Sport
Country of origin