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Born and Bred Reviews

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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 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 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
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
[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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