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Bleed for This rises on the strength of Miles Teller's starring performance to deliver a solid fact-based boxing drama that takes a few genre clichés on the chin but keeps on coming. Read critic reviews

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Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza (Miles Teller), a local Providence boxer, shoots to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves him with a broken neck, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor's orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life. Based on a true story.

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  • Aug 04, 2018
    I am glad that this story was celebrated through film, it is a true heroes journey. There are things in the direction I did not like, but I thought the cast was great. Well written story keeps it interesting and funny.
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  • Jun 04, 2018
    True story of boxer Vinny Pazienza who overcomes a tragedy to return to the ring. It has many been there seen it before moments but Miles Teller is wonderful as is Hinds, Eckhart and Sagal! Worth watching! 06-02-2018
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2017
    Bleed for This adds to a long line of boxing films success not for its fighting, but for its unbelievable story of courage and resistance. The never-say-quit attitude for Vinny Pazienza is endearing instead of annoying. Miles Teller puts forth a compelling performance. Aaron Eckhart compliments him well. Those two really make the movie for what it is. The fight scenes don't necessarily come off as ground breaking. We've certainly seen better choreography in other boxing films before, but it's the scenes between the fights that keep you entertained and involved. While you coast through this film, you can't help but wonder how exciting of a person Vinny is behind the scenes. It doesn't quite get the success of his career across the viewers, but it does give you insight into his prolific comeback, which deserves in its own right a story to be told.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2017
    A decently performed and executed come-from-behind boxing movie that gets you to keep watching despite your knowledge of having seen it all before.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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