Boxing Gym


Boxing Gym

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The subject of the film is an Austin, Tex., institution, Lord's Gym, which was founded 20 years ago by Richard Lord, a former professional boxer. A wide variety of people of all ages, races, ethnicities and social classes train at the gym: men, women, children, doctors, lawyers, judges, business men and women, immigrants, professional boxers and people who want to become professional boxers alongside amateurs who love the sport and teenagers who are trying to develop strength and assertiveness. The gym is an example of the American -- melting pot -- where people meet, talk, and train.


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Critic Reviews for Boxing Gym

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (18)

  • Wiseman captures these staccato polyrhythms both visually and sonically. There's not a lot of hitting here; he clearly delights in the sport's balletic beauty.

    Aug 21, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Graceful and quietly inspiring.

    Feb 4, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Even with no traditional narrative, there are wonderful discoveries to be made in Wiseman's film, which is a nice complement to the experienced director's ballet-themed last feature, "La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet."

    Dec 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Don't go to Boxing Gym expecting pugilistic melodrama about long-shot underdogs. There's not an ounce of fat or cliché in Frederick Wiseman's new documentary.

    Nov 18, 2010 | Rating: 4.5/5
  • For legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman to follow La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet with a film set in a down-market Texas boxing gym seems unlikely -- until you see Boxing Gym, and how it and its subjects dance.

    Nov 11, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • Frederick Wiseman must drive certain nonfiction filmmakers crazy. He makes it look too easy.

    Nov 11, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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  • Mar 27, 2011
    Reflective and trancelike. Brilliant.
    George N Super Reviewer

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