Jan 13, 2022
But despite its best intentions, the movie ends up a recycled and regurgitated version of many other movies in the same genre, only without the same impact.
Jan 3, 2022
A script that loses in a unanimous decision to all the cliches and a heavy-handed story it dishes out.
Dec 31, 2021
Halle Berry shows real filmmaking talent, but there's too much going on throughout the movie, when the story demands a more consistently minimalist treatment.
Dec 31, 2021
Pacing and some character development keep BRUISED from being a knockout, but it has such strong performances that it's never down for the count.
Dec 27, 2021
When it comes to sports dramas, they can sometimes be quite predictable and, unfortunately, become cliché. Bruised tends to fall within said trope. However, watch it for the performances.
Dec 22, 2021
Halle Berry directed and stars in this brutal film that also features an outstanding performance by young Danny Boyd, Jr.
Dec 22, 2021
Halle Berry K.O's in her directorial debut as an emotionally, physically abused UFC fighter desperately trying to win back her career and respect from the only person who loved her unconditionally - her son.
Dec 21, 2021
The weak link is the script, by rookie screenwriter Michelle Rosenfarb, which recycles every boxing and child cliche this side of Wallace Beery in "The Champ" (1931.
Dec 19, 2021
Bruised is a technically impressive start to Halle Berry's directing career-muddy look aside-but she can't overcome the script's weaknesses.
Dec 17, 2021
Halle Berry transforms into a role that obviously required a lot of bodilyy preparation. A pity that it's not a knock out. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 12, 2021
While Bruised gets a gold star for lesbian representation, other stereotypes prove to be its weakest elements.
Dec 10, 2021
Berry displays heart, both on the acting and directing sides, but at times, 'Bruised' feels like a Frankenstein of fight movies before it.
Dec 9, 2021
A fairly standard but effective piece of work.
Dec 8, 2021
There are stretches where you'll find it worthwhile to put up a fight, but in the end, you're probably going want to tap out.
Dec 6, 2021
Berry films with an assured hand. [Full review in Spanish]
Dec 4, 2021
Kick butt, break rules, and direct your first feature after 50? Maybe Berry could be the next Bond.
Dec 4, 2021
The end is fairly predictable. The way it gets there is decidedly not.
Dec 3, 2021
I hope Berry gets another chance to direct, because her visual language underscores her character's pain so effortlessly.
Dec 3, 2021
There are interesting characters and hats off to Halle for the physical effort she put into the role, wow, but it's a 99% feel bad film which isn't what people might choose to watch now.
Dec 3, 2021
Berry's skills behind the camera are a work in progress. In front of the lens, she is a virtuoso.