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The Cage Fighter (2018)

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A blue-collar family man breaks the promise he'd made years ago to never fight again. Now forty years old, with a wife and four children who need him, Joe Carman risks everything-his marriage, his family, his health-to go back into the fighting cage and come to terms with his past.

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Thanks to the extraordinary access Joe and his family granted to Unay, the pain comes through seemingly unfiltered. The anguish is so raw and the sorrow so intense that the viewer feels like a voyeur.

February 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Though it may leave audiences with a fair number of questions unanswered, "The Cage Fighter" is engrossing and notably well-packaged within its limitations.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

A real-life version of Hollywood boxing-movie tropes.

February 4, 2018 | Full Review…

spare and brutal documentary... an unflinching portrait of a man finding himself in the ring.

February 2, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Although it's a documentary, The Cage Fighter teems with characters that are familiar from fictional tales.

February 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

At just 81 minutes, "The Cage Fighter" has been whittled down to its fighting weight, trimmed of every ounce of fat.

February 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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