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Boxing Gym (2010)

Boxing Gym (2010)



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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)

Graceful and quietly inspiring.

February 4, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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."

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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I find Wiseman's anti-narrative vow of chastity off-putting; I like a story with my pictures.

December 9, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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.

November 18, 2010 | Rating: 4.5/5
Dallas Morning News
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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.

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

November 11, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for Boxing Gym

Reflective and trancelike. Brilliant.

George Napper
George Napper

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