The Calcium Kid (2004)




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This occasionally humorous mockumentary focuses on the rags-to-riches story of an amateur boxer (Orlando Bloom) who suddenly ends up in a championship fight. Omid Djalili. Alex De Rakoff directed.
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Universal Pictures

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Orlando Bloom
as Jimmy Connelly
Omid Djalili
as Herbie Bush
Michael Lerner
as Artie Cohen
Michael Peña
as Jose Mendez
Tamer Hassan
as Pete Wright
Rafe Spall
as Stan Parlour
Frank Harper
as Clive Connelly
Ronni Ancona
as Pat Connelly
David Kelly
as Paddy O'Flanaghan
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Critic Reviews for The Calcium Kid

All Critics (5)

It never lives up to the promise, due to a lack of directorial focus that lets everything slip out of control. But it's pretty good fun while it lasts.

Full Review… | April 9, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

Bloom gives a performance that's as bland as a pint of semi-skimmed.

Full Review… | April 28, 2004
Times (UK)

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Full Review… | May 14, 2004
Empire Magazine

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Full Review… | May 1, 2004

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Full Review… | April 20, 2004

Audience Reviews for The Calcium Kid


A very funny mockumentary with Orlando Bloom (he's so young I wouldnt doubt if it were actually made years earlier). A guy working out in a gym gets picked to be a sparring partner for the champion, said champion breaks his hand on guy's head days before big bout. Guy is now in big bout. Thats basically the set-up for this story that follows this unlikely boxer for a week as he prepares for the big international belt fight. A mockumentary done RIGHT!


Pretty decent little flick's a mockumentary that follows a milk man/amateur boxer that got thrown into a heavyweight fight. The movie was actually quite funny and actually pretty good. Orlando Bloom was alright in it...I could tolerate him anyways. A movie many should check out and give a chance.

Dustin Lerch
Dustin Lerch

It was okay. Not Orlando's best performance. Omid Djalili was good. Not a movie I need to see ever again.

Tammi Strickley
Tammi Strickley

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