Poor Boy's Game 2007

Poor Boy's Game

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Boxer Donnie (Rossif Sutherland), jailed for nine years after causing brain damage to a boy he assaulted, is finally released. Donnie is regretful and wishes to move on, but the community is still tense with racial division. The impaired boy's black family wants revenge, and Donnie's white relatives are eager for a fight, so a boxing match with a powerful young black man (Flex Alexander) is scheduled. Amid the conflict, Donnie forms an unlikely friendship with his victim's father (Danny Glover).

Cast & Crew

Greg Bryk
Keith Rose
K.C. Collins
Charles Carvery
Tonya Williams
Ruth Carvery
Clement Virgo
Director
Clement Virgo
Writer
Luc Montpellier
Cinematographer
Susan Maggi
Film Editor
Jeanie Kimber
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Critic Reviews for Poor Boy's Game

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (1)

  • Poor Boy's Game is a movie built around a boxing match, but its most powerful scenes involve no jabs or hooks.

    March 13, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • [Director Clement] Virgo and co-writer Chaz Thorne look beyond the usual character arcs, adding fresh and urgent perspective to a socially aware and emotionally intense movie.

    December 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A bold script improves this drama about masculinity and bigotry in a small community. It also helps to have a terrific actor like Danny Glover on board.

    May 3, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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    December 12, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • The film does not pull its punches, and though uneven, is compelling.

    December 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • ...certainly marks a step in the right direction for filmmaker Clement Virgo...

    September 15, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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  • Jan 29, 2009
    a man is released from prison after 10 years for a crime and must go back to his neighbourhood and confront the neighbourhood especially danny glover whos son was victim, and his boxing roots there, a well acted drama
    scott g Super Reviewer

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