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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.
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Teller is appreciably committed to the character, but he's only given one note to play, his full-bodied passion wasted on a movie that would rather win on points than go for the knockout.
Younger jacks up the action in the last third, but the air goes out of a fight movie when you can see the next jab coming.
No flatfoot, no knockout, writer-director Ben Younger's "Bleed for This" wins on points.
It never questions or qualifies its upbeat message, but it's watchable, well-crafted stuff, strongly acted, with a very funny opening "weigh-in" sequence, as Vinny desperately tries to sweat off excess pounds with minutes to go.
Ben Younger's Bleed for This, starring Miles Teller, distinguishes itself by doubling down on some of the tried-and-true formulas. It's a comeback times two.
There's always another fight, just as there's always another boxing film.
While Teller and Eckhart's adrenaline-fueled presence powers the movie forward with a wonderfully engaging energy, there are flaws aplenty here.
... with the release of Ben Younger's Bleed for This, we confront a heady reality of Great White Anxiety and rejuvenated hyper-individualism.
It was the act itself, the willingness to try because they could no longer do otherwise, that draws us in and makes the story a tale of redemption, regardless of whether they ever got further than that dim basement at night.
It's also so effortlessly entertaining that you leave understanding why there are so many boxer biopics, rather than groaning wishing there were less.
Bleed for This is still worth seeing, despite its familiar trappings.
Bleed For This is twelve rounds of tedium, a boring boxing movie that draws most of its strength from memories of other, better experiences.
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
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.
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.
My only concern is all the boxing movies that came out in 2016 lacked heart, this movie was much better then Hands of Stone, no debate. The cast is great but the kickoff doesn't setup the rest of the movies plot, you don't really care for the rehabilitation or return to the ring. The boxing scenes are well handled and the screw removal scene is near unwatchable. There is a lot of good in this film but fails to be great. The direction just isn't at the form of the actors and it's a shame, this could've been one of the better boxing movies based on the true story itself. The film just fails to deliver a strong character driven film, which it does attempt.
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