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Boxing Gym Reviews

August 21, 2017
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.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 12, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 4, 2011
Graceful and quietly inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 22, 2010
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."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 9, 2010
I find Wiseman's anti-narrative vow of chastity off-putting; I like a story with my pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2010
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 11, 2010
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 11, 2010
Frederick Wiseman must drive certain nonfiction filmmakers crazy. He makes it look too easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 9, 2010
Wiseman films it all without comment, letting the rhythm of the place tell the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2010
We see multiple iterations of all manner of drills, and one of the pleasures of this film is that it understands that the more you look at something, the more mysterious and beautiful it becomes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2010
It's a boxing movie minus all the bull that usually goes with it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 21, 2010
Some documentaries have a way of sneaking into your brain and becoming reference points for larger subjects. Frederick Wiseman's Boxing Gym is one of them.
October 21, 2010
Pugilists and philosophers of all kinds converge in Frederick Wiseman's mesmerizing documentary.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 21, 2010
Wiseman's intimate-but-unrevealing approach suits the culture he's observing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 21, 2010
There's no disputing the cumulative authority of Wiseman's ongoing Human Comedy or ignoring the influence that his epic observational style has had on fiction filmmakers.
October 20, 2010
Wiseman has often been able to find the major in the minor, and that's certainly the case here.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 19, 2010
Wiseman, credited not only as director but as producer, editor and sound guy, makes the gym's rhythm of motion and chatter into his chief subject - a ballet of sweat.
October 7, 2010
The film captures the energy, the stresses and the tension of people striking punching bags and each other but without narration, it all feels a bit random and uninteresting.