J.C. Chavez (2007)

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Y Tu Mamá También star Diego Luna makes his directorial debut with this documentary tracing the life and career of Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez. From his very first bouts to his unforgettable matches against such formidable opponents as Oscar De La Hoya and Kostya Tszyu, Luna's film merges past and present by following the legendary Chavez as he prepares for retirement and begins training son Julio César Chávez, Jr. to carry on the fighting family tradition. It isn't every day that a boy who spent his youth in a boxcar in Mexico rises through the ranks to become a six-time world champion, yet somehow Chávez managed to beat the odds to become one the most respected boxers in the history of the sport. Interviews with the pugilist's family and friends reveal the fascinating details about Chávez's rise from poverty, with an examination of the fighter's questionable association with Mexican president Vicente Fox and an ill-conceived "farewell tour" highlighting how social controversy can be as devastating as even the most solid left hook.
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NR
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Documentary , Sports & Fitness
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Canana

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Critic Reviews for J.C. Chavez

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

A compelling, impressionistic study of the boxer Julio César Chávez.

Full Review… | March 24, 2014
Salon.com
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Audience Reviews for J.C. Chavez

The story of Mexico's most famous boxer of all-time is interesting but not put together as well as you would have liked from first time director Diego Luna. The passion for his subject is present but with a lot of odd choices as far as timing and chronological fluidity Luna loses the attention of viewers trying to figure out what just happened. Fans of the sport of boxing will enjoy the documentary but it won't do much for others.

Jonathan Porras
Jonathan Porras

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