Shiner 2001

Shiner

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

46%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 13

29%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 188

Where to watch

Other Movies

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Shiner Photos

Movie Info

Michael Caine stars as Billy "Shiner" Simpson, a small time boxing promoter with big ideas. In a crucial match which could lead to a place in the world title fight, Billy pits his only son, Eddie Golden Boy (Matthew Marsden), against Frank Spedding's (Martin Landau) American champion Michael "Mikey" Peck (Derrick Harmon). Simpson and his daughters' financial futures rest on the outcome of the fight, so when Golden Boy is defeated, Simpson's world disintegrates.

Cast & Crew

Michael Caine
Billy 'Shiner' Simpson
Martin Landau
Frank Spedding
Jim Reeve
Producer
Barry Townsley
Executive Producer
Laura Townsley
Executive Producer
Guy Collins
Co-Executive Producer
Neil Bowman
Co-Executive Producer
Al Burgess
Line Producer
Marilyn Johnson
Casting
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for Shiner

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (7)

Audience Reviews for Shiner

  • Dec 14, 2012
    "I've never watched a movie with Michael Caine that I haven't at least liked. But I guess that streak ends with this film. I didn't like any of it. I was bored. There was no real action. The plot is weak. The acting is sloppy. Michael's character wasn't one bit likeable, which made it even easier to dislike this film. I was expecting some kind of mob action and got a petty fight promoter who is banking all his families money on his son, "The Golden Boy". I just couldn't wait for it to be over with. It didn't turn out to be what I was hoping for. Which was a good suspense-action-thriller."
  • Oct 02, 2010
    A first-rate hard-boiled brutal British crime drama, where Sir Michael Caine delivers a intense and powerful performance, as Billy "Shiner" Simpson a gangster/boxing promoter with serious money and legal problems, who bets everything in a make-or-break title fight, between his terrified 20-year-old son and a American boxer of vastly superior ability, when his son loses, Shiner concludes that someone forced his son to throw the fight. Before Shiner can talk to his son, he is shot right in front of him, by some unknown and unseen person. Shiner now seeks revenge, and will stop at nothing to find who is responsible for his son's death. A fascinating character study of a paranoid, bullying, ego-driven man, who can't accept that his problems are all self made. Fine direction by John Irvin, with superlative supporting performances by Martin Landau, Frances Barber, Claire Rushbrook, Andy Serkis, Gary Lewis, Danny Wedd and Kenneth Cranham. A grim tale worth seeing for Caine's show stopping performance. Highly Recommended.
    Danny R Super Reviewer

Shiner Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides