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A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris), is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter Joe. Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he risks his life, as he tries to stand tall and regain his place in the world.

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (3)

  • Rocky meets I, Daniel Blake may sound like a horrendous pitch, but the bones of just that are in this muscular feature debut from the character actor, and now writer and producer, Johnny Harris.

    May 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • There is the smell of real sweat in this film and the blood and tears seem very real, too.

    May 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Johnny Harris loosely fictionalises his backstory into a bleak and bruising, if humourless, low-budget drama.

    May 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Jawbone is an odd hybrid of gritty British drama, character study, and sports movie. It develops so slowly that it's almost a surprise to see protagonist Jimmy suddenly climb into the boxing ring for a proper fight.

    Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Whilst there's little that's actually wrong with this film besides a general lack of energy, it just doesn't have much to say.

    Feb 21, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • ...there are moments of simple truthfulness.

    Oct 20, 2017 | Rating: 17/20 | Full Review…

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