The Kid: Chamaco (2009)

The Kid: Chamaco


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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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Carl Bessai, Kirk Harris, Miguel Necoechea
On DVD: Sep 28, 2010
Maya Entertainment


as Dr. Frank Irwin

as Jimmy Irwin

as Abner Torres

as Silvana Torres

as Rigoberto Torres

as Mike Ellison

as Ring Announcer
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Chamaco (The Kid) is a boxing drama with an unusually high ring IQ.

Full Review… | August 26, 2010
Los Angeles Times
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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.

Full Review… | August 26, 2010
L.A. Weekly
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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.

Full Review… | August 6, 2010
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | September 1, 2010
San Diego Union-Tribune

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