Hands of Stone Review - Collider

Collider: The fact that Jonathan Jakubowicz made a biopic ostensibly about Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán and yet made the narrator of the film Durán’s American trainer Ray Arcel should tell you everything you need to know about Hands of Stone. Jakubowicz takes a scattershot approach to his subject, dancing all around the ring but never landing a punch. It’s a friendship story that never delves into the friendship; it lazily follows the rise-fall-redemption beats of a standard biopic; and it misses its strongest aspect—telling a Panamanian story—in favor of a predictable, limp narrative. Despite a strong performance from Edgar Ramírez, Hands of Stone would be better off throwing in the towel.

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