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17-year-old Claressa 'T-Rex' Shields from Flint, Michigan dreams of being the first woman in history to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing. But in order for her to succeed, she'll need to stand her ground both inside and outside the ring.

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  • You don't have to be a boxing fan to be awed by Claressa Shields, the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport. But if you are, you'll still be knocked out.

    Jun 23, 2016 | Full Review…
  • This lively documentary on Claressa Shields, the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing, provides a welcome antidote to sports-story clichés.

    Jun 23, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A scrappy doc profiling boxer Claressa "T-Rex" Shields' unlikely ascension to Olympic competitor.

    Jun 13, 2016 | Full Review…
  • If other boxing narratives have focused on the simplistic beauty of the American Dream, this documentary strives to explore the far messier complexities of it, the myth of it.

    Jun 13, 2016 | Full Review…

    Zeba Blay

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  • "T-Rex" is ultimately about a remarkable (and likable) young person finding her personal power despite pressure from all sides.

    Jun 2, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Secondary characters - a gruff but loveable manager who never expected his first champion was going to be a girl, and a brief romantic subplot involving her sparring partner - help to take some of the edge off.

    May 19, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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