Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
Jake Gyllenhaal joins the ranks with Southpaw, but the film’s script feels like a compendium of every boxing-movie cliché you can possibly think of. Director Antoine Fuqua shoots the boxing scenes in long takes and gives us full body shots that look painfully real. What a shame that it’s all in service of a plot that’s utterly predictable from start to finish. Melodramatic and manipulative, this is no Raging Bull. I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Shalini Langer Site:Indianexpress.com
Gyllenhaal too is curiously disappointing, more caught up in his own character, with its tattoos, its constantly puffed eye.We know where that is headed, but even then Billy gets a black kid called Hoppy (pronounced Hope-y) of own to chaperon. In the end, there is the fight — of course.If you must, shed a tear or two for Gyllenhaal’s left eye. It’s doubtful he can — seldom has a body organ been put through more abuse.
Ratings:-- Review By:A.O. Scott Site:NDTV
And this wouldn't be a review of a boxing picture without a few cliches of its own. I wish I could say Southpaw was a knockout, or even a contender, that it went the distance or scored on points. But it's strictly an undercard bout, displaying enough heart and skill to keep the paying customers from getting too restless.
Ratings:3/5 Review By:Mihir Fadnavis Site:Mid-Day
The main focus of the film is the boxing matches and the film delivers handsomely on that front. They're shot beautifully and they have enough adrenaline in the visuals to pump you with excitement. Ultimately it's a story of hope and redemption, and on a simplistic level, it works. It's not the best movie, but it's harmless and well acted for sure. Given Gyllenhaal's physical transformation for the role, a better-written movie would have been more worthy.
Ratings:4/5 Review By: Gavin Site:TOI
Southpaw is a Jake-show all along as he takes us through the agonizing discipline of boxer's routine.With a heartening story in tow, the film transforms a regular tale of suffering, loss and redemption extraordinarily. Though laden with cliches, it is consistently hard-hitting and never loses plot. The right blend of heart and skill works in suffusing an operatic feel to the movie which is an absolute knockout.
Ratings:-- Review By:Shlomoh Samuel Site:Bookmyshow
Though Southpaw brings nothing new, Jake Gyllenhaal’s acting prowess is on full display as the vengeful boxer. Southpaw leads with both hands, bringing blood and sweat onto the screen.
Movie Name: Southpaw
Synopsis:Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a boxer who lives in New York City with his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams) and their daughter Leila (Oona Laurence). During a match in which he wins the World Light Heavyweight championship, Billy sustains an eye injury and is convinced by Maureen to retire while he's at the top. At a charity event for an organization near and dear to him, Billy is taunted by an up-and-coming boxer, Miguel "Magic" Escobar, leading to a brawl in which Maureen is accidentally shot and killed by Miguel's brother Hector, who flees.
Release Dates: July 31, 2015
Director: Antoine Fuqua
Running time: 2h 4m
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