Strength and Honour (2007)

Strength and Honour



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A man who has turned his back on violence must reclaim his skills as a fighter for the sake of his family in this sentimental drama. Sean Kelleher (Michael Madsen) is an amateur boxer who goes too far while sparring with his brother and accidentally kills him; horrified by his actions, Sean pledges to never enter the ring again and pursues a career as a car salesman. After a rare cardiac ailment takes the life of his wife, Sean learns that his young son, Mikey (Luke Whelton), has contracted the … More

Rating: R (for some violence.)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Mahon
In Theaters:
Box Office: $51.9k
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as Smasher O'Driscoll

as Sean Kelleher

as Papa Boss

as Denis O'Leary

as Chaser McGrath
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Critic Reviews for Strength and Honour

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (10)

Director-screenwriter Mark Mahon is unable to inject any freshness whatsoever into this highly formulaic genre piece, though he has elicited several good performances.

December 13, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

The script delivers a series of low blows to the intelligence from which auds will never recover.

Full Review… | December 11, 2007
Top Critic

Under Mark Mahon's by-the-numbers direction, Strength and Honour is a standard soaper that might be helpful to watch when you're suffering from insomnia some night.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
New York Post
Top Critic

There is not a real character to be found, nor a single convincing punch thrown. But I do like the name 'Smasher'.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Mr. Madsen fails to elevate this earnest morality tale, written, produced and directed by Mark Mahon, above excessive banality.

December 7, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Relentlessly dismal and dismally predictable.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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not bad..

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