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Glass Chin (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 26 June 2015 (USA)
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A down-on-his-luck former boxing champ is forced to make a choice between friendship and ambition when he is framed for murder.

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A former welterweight champ has retired early from boxing, but is unsatisfied living out of the limelight in New Jersey. He goes across the river, to Manhattan, to try to reclaim his glory by lending his name to a shady restaurateur. Written by Anonymous

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Mocking Rocky
28 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

7 of 10. As much as the tedious and overused music Rocky music gets used, having a serious critique of it and the use of music in training was definitely an unexpected bonus. While it creates a story about the underside of boxing and gambling, it does so by making it sexy, amusing, and dangerous.

After Foxcatcher (2014), I was hoping more films like this would turn up. Going beyond the simplistic and deceptive underdog sports/fighter hero stories is very much needed even if it lacks the guaranteed easy box office cash. It lacks the "based on a true story" element, but definitely feels as if you're observing a composite sketch of something people have actually seen.

The result is something along the lines of The Fighter (2010), with smart casting making up for lesser acting talent and an understanding for their setting and its visual/audio qualities making up for less production money.


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