Southpaw Reviews

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December 8, 2019
[W]hile Southpaw is not a perfect film and, in fact, on more than one occasion harkens to deja vu moments of multiple 'Rocky' films and every boxing cliche imaginable, it is high octane emotion on every level.
August 29, 2019
While Southpaw takes care to land punches on all the familiar targets, it also ducks and weaves around masculine stereotypes in some unexpected ways.
August 16, 2019
There is a rawness, urgency and intensity in the 'Southpaw's' narrative that elevates its own biopic material. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 5, 2019
It may be less than the sum of its parts, but taken on their own, those parts often hit all the right notes.
May 4, 2019
Southpaw is the film equivalent of a Quattro Formaggi pizza, enjoyable to those with the right palette but lacking the necessary ingredients to truly dazzle.
February 22, 2019
It is ultimately down to Gyllenhaal's consummate ease in engaging his audience that we root for him to the very end, the flaws in the script often forgotten as he commands the screen.
December 14, 2018
The main reasons to see the film are Gyllenhaal and Whitaker, and they are worthy, but few viewers will come away with new insights on the topic at hand.
November 2, 2018
Gyllenhaal is Oscar-worthy as the struggling lefty. The huge emotional swing required for the part is handled with ease under his calm demeanor.
October 24, 2018
This is far from a knock-out punch and it sure isn't Phenomenal, but Southpaw is easily worth a trip to the ring.
August 27, 2018
It's a knockout performance full of blood, sweat and tears and quite possibly the best of [Gyllenhaal's] career.
March 14, 2018
Jake Gyllenhaal follows in the footsteps of the great actors who have climbed into the ring... [Full review in Spanish]
February 1, 2018
...'Southpaw' focuses not on violence, but on its characters, which is why it ends up being superior to other, similar films. [Full review in Spanish]
November 21, 2017
Southpaw is always watchable, and visceral enough to let you temporarily overlook the holes and pitfalls, but it's frustrating because it could have been much more.
September 20, 2017
You will delight in how director Antoine Fuqua brings the punches real close.
March 6, 2017
An aesthetic journey that goes from the top of the American dream to its abyss, to propose then a kind of return to life. [Full review in Spanish]
June 12, 2016
About as subtle as a right uppercut to the jaw, Southpaw is nonetheless a welcome addition to the boxing melodrama genre.
June 1, 2016
Southpaw may not bring anything new to the table but there's a nostalgic comfort in watching Billy -- a hardened stereotypical male who is willing to risk disastrous injury for love and glory both in and outside the ring.
May 4, 2016
Gyllenhaal is terrific. It's just a pity that for all of his gym work, he's in a movie that's testing positive for melodramatic steroids.
April 17, 2016
There's never a moment when Gyllenhaal the actor is on screen. Billy Hope might be his most vibrant work to date, even if the movie doesn't match up.
April 5, 2016
This is not a film that will win awards or be talked about in twenty years as a classic, but it certainly is an emotional ride.
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