Critics Consensus

Michelle Rodriguez gives a compelling performance, despite lack of a boxing background; Karyn Kusama packs a punch with this directorial debut.



Total Count: 95


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A high-school senior with a fiery temper and reputation for trouble, Diana lives with her brother and single dad, Sandro, in a housing project in Red Hook. Each week Sandro pays a local trainer to put some meat and muscle on his son, but when Diana decides she, too, wants to be a boxer, he refuses. With dogged determination, Diana begins a grueling training regimen and, under the loving tutelage of her trainer, becomes the gym's first female champion. The discipline, cunning, and humility required to be a contender are the cold shower Diana needs to focus her ambitions. But when she falls in love with a promising amateur, her priorities are forced into burning focus.

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Audience Reviews for Girlfight

  • May 07, 2012
    The acting in this was decent, and the characters were somewhat believable. I don't think the idea of her being a boxer was taken far enough, however. The fights seemed unrealistic. Not bad..not great..
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2010
    Developed in the midst of the rise in female boxing, Michelle Rodriguez puts together a nice personal project.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2009
    Michelle Rodriguez first film. Good to see a girl throw a punch every now and again.
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 29, 2009
    I think this was just an excuse for Michelle Rodriguez to show how bad-ass she is. Mission accomplished =p
    Remi L Super Reviewer

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