Hands of Stone Review - NY Times

NY Times: Robert De Niro redefined film acting by subjecting himself to a reported 60-pound weight gain to play a gone-to-seed version of Jake LaMotta, the middleweight boxer, in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film, “Raging Bull.” Mr. De Niro, lithe, lean and lethal as LaMotta in his prime, became a bloated, bulbous ball of hostility and confusion for LaMotta’s post-boxing life. (He won a best actor Oscar for his pains.) But as much as “Raging Bull” is an exacting portrait of an athlete and his sport, it is not a “boxing movie.”

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