Southpaw

Southpaw

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Southpaw

Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler) stars in this drama as a professional boxer on the road to championship glory, only to have his life fall to pieces when a moment of aggressive backlash results in him losing his family. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer, Training Day) and co-starring Tyrese Gibson (Fast & Furious 7), Rachel McAdams (About Time), Forest Whitaker (The Butler) and 50 Cent.

2015Rating: R16, Violence & offensive language124 minsUSA
DramaSport
Director:
Antoine Fuqua ('The Equalizer', 'Training Day', 'Olympus Has Fallen', 'Shooter')
Writer:
Kurt SutterRichard Wenk
Cast:
Jake GyllenhaalRachel McAdamsForest Whitaker50 CentTyrese GibsonRita OraNaomie Harris
91%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

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Total Film

Total Film

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

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

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

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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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.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0

It is a good film, well paced with superb acting from Jake Gyllenhaal. The story was moving and thought-provoking (as well as a little heart-breaking) but Gyllenhaal is the main feature here, and he steps up and gives it his all. It is an enjoyable film with great performances.

3.0
0

A Great Film played by Jake Gyllenhaal who plays Billy Hope a Pro Boxer who has everything Fame, Family and Happiness. A powerful performance about believing in Hope after losing everything. The Boxing matches were amazing and just a real heart felt Movie that will make you come out of the cinema telling people about it.

5.0
0

I thought this was going to be a good film, and after watching it I think it was a great film. Jake Gyllenhaal was amazing, his acting, his physique and his boxing matches were all fantastic. I did spend the middle portion of the film hoping there wouldn't be a training montage... unfortunately as is usual with boxing movies there was. The music was done...

4.0
0

I walked into the cinema with a preconceived expectation that "Southpaw" was going to be another boxing film with a clichéd tale about a man turning around his life for the good of something greater than himself. It was an expectation that I was willing to ignore in the hope (no pun intended) of seeing something new. I then realised while I was waiting for...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

2.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

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.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

3.0
0

It is a good film, well paced with superb acting from Jake Gyllenhaal. The story was moving and thought-provoking (as well as a little heart-breaking) but Gyllenhaal is the main feature here, and he steps up and gives it his all. It is an enjoyable film with great performances.

3.0
0

A Great Film played by Jake Gyllenhaal who plays Billy Hope a Pro Boxer who has everything Fame, Family and Happiness. A powerful performance about believing in Hope after losing everything. The Boxing matches were amazing and just a real heart felt Movie that will make you come out of the cinema telling people about it.

5.0
0

I thought this was going to be a good film, and after watching it I think it was a great film. Jake Gyllenhaal was amazing, his acting, his physique and his boxing matches were all fantastic. I did spend the middle portion of the film hoping there wouldn't be a training montage... unfortunately as is usual with boxing movies there was. The music was done...

4.0
0

I walked into the cinema with a preconceived expectation that "Southpaw" was going to be another boxing film with a clichéd tale about a man turning around his life for the good of something greater than himself. It was an expectation that I was willing to ignore in the hope (no pun intended) of seeing something new. I then realised while I was waiting...

4.0
0