Sting like a bee...
Another of this year's top Oscar contenders, this boxing movie is based on a true story. Set around the 1980-1990s, we follow a younger brother as he tries to emulate and exceed what his older sibling had achieved. Big brother has since become a drug addict and his coach, but the biggest battles for our young boxer are outside the ring, against his own family, especially his domineering mother. Things look up when he gets a new girlfriend who sees through his roadblocks and pushes him to break free from the ties that bind, to find success.
113 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse)
Biographical, Drama, Sports, On the art circuit
Where's it showing?
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Mickey O'Keefe, Jack McGee
David O. Russell
|Screenplay||Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington|
|Cinematography||Hoyte van Hoytema|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Closest to the Hole Productions, Fighter, Mandeville Films, The Park Entertainment, Relativity Media, The Weinstein Company|
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|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Strong, fairly frequent|
|Violence||Strong, fairly frequent|
|Comments||Strong adult themes|
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|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|South African Media|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith ||15|
|Die BurgerMariana Malan||15|
|The CitizenSibusiso Mkwanazi||16|
|Box Office (USA)Amy Nicholson ||13|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert ||13|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli ||15|
|Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers ||18|
|ScreenIt (USA)C. Fuchs ||15|
|IMDB28225 Netizens ||16|
|Average .. 73%||15|
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