The Calcium Kid (2004)

The Calcium Kid




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Movie Info

Story of a British milkman with a steel jaw who serves as the replacement boxer in a title bout against the U.S. champion.

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
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In Theaters:
Universal Pictures



as Jimmy Connelly

as Herbie Bush

as Artie Cohen

as Jose Mendez

as Pete Wright

as Stan Parlour

as Clive Connelly

as Pat Connelly

as Paddy O'Flanaghan
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Critic Reviews for The Calcium Kid

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

May 19, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

It never lives up to the promise, due to a lack of directorial focus that lets everything slip out of control. But it's pretty good fun while it lasts.

Full Review… | April 9, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

Bloom gives a performance that's as bland as a pint of semi-skimmed.

Full Review… | April 28, 2004
Times [UK]

Full Review… | May 14, 2004
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Calcium Kid


A very funny mockumentary with Orlando Bloom (he's so young I wouldnt doubt if it were actually made years earlier). A guy working out in a gym gets picked to be a sparring partner for the champion, said champion breaks his hand on guy's head days before big bout. Guy is now in big bout. Thats basically the set-up for this story that follows this unlikely boxer for a week as he prepares for the big international belt fight. A mockumentary done RIGHT!


a funny "mockumentary" that keeps you chuckling all the way through; that is, if you don't take it too seriously!


Pretty decent little flick's a mockumentary that follows a milk man/amateur boxer that got thrown into a heavyweight fight. The movie was actually quite funny and actually pretty good. Orlando Bloom was alright in it...I could tolerate him anyways. A movie many should check out and give a chance.

Dustin Lerch

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