Journeyman Reviews

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May 24, 2019
Journeyman, which Considine writes, directs and stars in as champion boxer Matty Burton, is further proof of his impressive versatility.
February 14, 2019
This ground has been trod before and is tough opposition to put Journeyman with in the ring. Considine has done a good job though, gathering an especially strong cast and penning a well-crafted script.
January 8, 2019
A moving tale of love and conflict, told by two wonderful British actors.
December 12, 2018
Journeyman delivers a heavy look at the man behind the gloves damaged by his craft, and whilst not perfect, it's still compelling.
October 31, 2018
Considine is phenomenal in the central role and really puts everything into the part.
October 4, 2018
Journeyman is aptly titled; after a thrilling debut, this film feels like the effort of a journeyman director, without a discernible sense of style.
August 27, 2018
It's clearly a well-researched film made with the best of intentions but Considine, though he is a wonderful actor, cannot help but not look right for the part.
April 18, 2018
In [Jodi] Whittaker's hands, [Emma] is a reminder of everything the damaged boxer has lost and needs to find again.
April 13, 2018
Thoughtful, tender-hearted drama pivots around the actor-turned-director's central performance, but that turn is never allowed to overshadow terrific work by [Jodi] Whittaker and [Anthony] Welsh
April 5, 2018
A disappointing follow-up, then, to Tyrannosaur's fresh whirlwind of emotion. Journeyman is the stale air that follows.
April 2, 2018
A surprisingly conventional second feature from the director of Tyrannosaur, and wholly predictable as a result, but heartfelt performances from Considine and Jodie Whittaker as his wife raise it a notch or two above the routine.
April 2, 2018
Boxing is never condemned as Considine is fascinated by his subject. And as an example of his talent and commitment to filmmaking, this film is a knockout
April 2, 2018
With a tightly-focused script, this film feels perhaps a bit slight, like a short stretched to feature length. But it skillfully captures a sense of real life for characters caught in an extraordinary situation.
April 2, 2018
[Paddy] Considine, who plays the part, isn't too convincing as a top-level fighter. But then it's not as if the film is much more persuasive in any other regard, beyond its well-meant performances.
April 2, 2018
Paddy Considine's dark and worthy drama Journeyman gives the boxing genre a sombre twist.
April 2, 2018
Overall it's a moving and effective look at an all too often private pain.
April 1, 2018
Journeyman doesn't land the punches you'd expect from a boxing movie.
April 1, 2018
The film is a little self-serious, and the story's recovery arc wraps up too tidily, but as a character study - and showcase for Considine and Whittaker's considerable gifts as actors - it's surprisingly interesting and angular.
Top Critic
March 31, 2018
A victory on points, if not quite a knockout blow.
March 30, 2018
Journeyman is not a pleasurable watch, but as a quietly devastating and heartfelt approach to trauma and those affected by it, it's a winner.
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