Blue Blood (2006)
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One of the better sports movies in recent memory, Blue Blood is a counteragent to the era of the steroid-shooting superhero, a film that puts athletics back in perspective, and on a human scale.
Stevan Riley succeeds in offering a restrained and insightful portrait of the personalities behind personal glories won and lost within the pressures of such an institutional hot-house.
The story's slight, but it's still an exhilarating look at an unlikely group of heroes, scored and edited for maximum effect.
Real life Rockys with stiff upper (class) lips come out of their corners in Blue Blood, a captivating film about the Oxford University boxing team.
Their various trials and tribulations make for sturdy docusoap-style viewing.
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Average boxing documentary following Oxford students preparing for their Varsity match. Predictable narrative arc fails to inspire and the central question of why very intelligent students would want to box is never satisfactorily answered.
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