The Kid: Chamaco (2009)
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Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 0
Average Rating: 4/5
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Martin Sheen stars in this boxing drama about a doctor and his son, a former contender, who attempt to put aside their differences long enough to shape a scrappy Mexico City street fighter into a seasoned pugilist who will take the world of boxing by storm. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Sep 28, 2010
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Despite a gratingly clichéd soundtrack and a violent climax that feels wholly unearned, "The Kid" has an awkward earnestness that's very endearing.
Chamaco has all the bumps and bruises of a boxing-themed film, but its story is also a tender one about a young man coming of age, and a father and son mending a frayed relationship.
We're treated to subplots involving Abner's meth-addicted girlfriend and a romance between his prostitute sister and his trainer, which leads to a scene of such melodramatic absurdity that it negates any remaining shred of narrative credibility.
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