Bleed For This (DVD Review)

15 – 112mins – 2016


 

AFTER THE LAST

In my review of survivalist horror The Shallows I commented how the man-versus-shark sub-genre is now at a severe disadvantage, having to come up with a pretty special story to not fall into the shadow of the behemoth Jaws. The same rule can be applied to boxing films where Rocky rules the roost. Perhaps this is why audiences failed to turn out to see Bleed for This is cinemas last November (it failed to recoup its $9million budget), but this Miles Teller-starring biopic is so much more than a second rate “Italian Stallion.”

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Creed (Netflix Review)

12 – 128mins – 2015


 

SHADOW BOXER

“Can the kid fight as well as the old man?”

40 years after he first ran up those steps and into audience’s hearts on Thanksgiving 1976, boxing champion and montage trendsetter Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) returned to the big screen for a seventh round and his first since 2006’s belated eponymous comeback.

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