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The Challenger (2015)





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When they are evicted from their home, struggling Bronx auto mechanic Jaden Miller (Kent Moran) will do everything in his power to save he and his mother (S. Epatha Merkerson) from living on the streets. With the help of legendary trainer, Duane Taylor (Michael Clarke Duncan), Miller soon finds that boxing is their ticket to a better life. Earning the title 'Bronx Boy,' Miller becomes a local hero. After winning a big fight, a cable network takes notice and decides to give Miller his own TV show, 'The Challenger,' which will follow him all the way to the Light-Heavyweight Title. -- (C) Wishing Well Pictures

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Even the gravitas of Merkerson and Duncan can't save this flimsy construct of boxing-movie clich├ęs.

September 8, 2015 | Full Review…

The Challenger offers a retread of ideas, but it also offers enough originality coupled with a memorable performance from Duncan to raise it above the countless Rocky knock-offs

October 25, 2018 | Rating: 5.5/10 | Full Review…

Boxing drama only worth watching to see co-star's last role.

September 25, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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