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Fighting Tommy Riley

Fighting Tommy Riley (2005)

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Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 3

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A young fighter and an elderly trainer try to trade their shaky futures in for a championship belt in this independent drama. Tommy Riley (J.P. Davis) is a boxer whose young career is already in decline; while he has talent, he also has personal demons to contend with, a sloppy style in the ring, and is still trying to get over a bad breakup with his girlfriend Stephanie (Christina Chambers). As Tommy tries to find a way back into the spotlight, he meets Marty Goldberg (Eddie Jones), an aging

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Jul 26, 2005

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If it fails to land its big final punch, it's still a contender.

May 6, 2005 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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In Fighting Tommy Riley, another boxing drama is asking audiences to gird themselves for more emotional gut punches.

May 6, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Tommy Riley is a ten-cent Baby.

May 6, 2005
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The sort of slick-looking indie that plays well at film festivals, this heavy-handed boxing drama is really just a flyweight bulked up on cliches and false sentimentality.

May 6, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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This small, lovingly crafted film continually surprises with its depth and resonance.

May 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Anchored by Eddie Jones' passionate performance as the trainer dragged from mysterious retirement, the film also benefits from its convincing milieu.

May 5, 2005 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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You may come to Fighting Tommy Riley for the boxing, but you'll find much more to ponder than left jabs and right hooks

July 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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