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Born and Bred Reviews

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August 19, 2011
Although done to death, there's a great subject here, unfortunately buried by its director's indifferent skills and overall poor choices.
August 19, 2011
As he tells the story of a pair of teenage brothers looking to qualify for the Olympic boxing team and an even younger fighter trying to overcome a troubled childhood, Frimmer in essence loses the forest for the trees.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 18, 2011
The fights are unexciting and the brothers uncharismatic, yet the film finds a soft, soulful center...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2011
Born and Bred bungles a promising subject with an overreliance on suspiciously on-the-nose, thesis-spouting talking heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 17, 2011
By valuing the complexity of individuals' stories over superficial competition drama, Born and Bred bucks the unwelcome nonfiction trend fostered by Spellbound.
August 17, 2011
[Frimmer's] meandering, repetitive interviews dilute the sport's intensity, while his rigorously linear approach buries the suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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