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Boxing Gym Reviews

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A

September 7, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

August 12, 2011
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Graceful and quietly inspiring.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

February 4, 2011
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Even with no traditional narrative, there are wonderful discoveries to be made in Wiseman's film, which is a nice complement to the experienced director's ballet-themed last feature, "La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet."

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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I find Wiseman's anti-narrative vow of chastity off-putting; I like a story with my pictures.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

December 9, 2010
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Don't go to Boxing Gym expecting pugilistic melodrama about long-shot underdogs. There's not an ounce of fat or cliché in Frederick Wiseman's new documentary.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 18, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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For legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman to follow La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet with a film set in a down-market Texas boxing gym seems unlikely -- until you see Boxing Gym, and how it and its subjects dance.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 11, 2010
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Frederick Wiseman must drive certain nonfiction filmmakers crazy. He makes it look too easy.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 11, 2010
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Wiseman films it all without comment, letting the rhythm of the place tell the story.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2010
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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We see multiple iterations of all manner of drills, and one of the pleasures of this film is that it understands that the more you look at something, the more mysterious and beautiful it becomes.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 5, 2010
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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It's a boxing movie minus all the bull that usually goes with it.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: A-

October 29, 2010
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Some documentaries have a way of sneaking into your brain and becoming reference points for larger subjects. Frederick Wiseman's Boxing Gym is one of them.

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October 21, 2010
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Pugilists and philosophers of all kinds converge in Frederick Wiseman's mesmerizing documentary.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 21, 2010
Noel Murray
AV Club
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Wiseman's intimate-but-unrevealing approach suits the culture he's observing.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

October 21, 2010
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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There's no disputing the cumulative authority of Wiseman's ongoing Human Comedy or ignoring the influence that his epic observational style has had on fiction filmmakers.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 21, 2010
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Wiseman has often been able to find the major in the minor, and that's certainly the case here.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

October 20, 2010
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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The film captures the energy, the stresses and the tension of people striking punching bags and each other but without narration, it all feels a bit random and uninteresting.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

October 7, 2010
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