Screenrant | 'Southpaw' Review


Southpaw is a paint by numbers boxing drama kept afloat by good direction and a ferocious Jake Gyllenhaal performance, when all is said and done. It’s a film that’s just as likely to elicit eye-rolls from certain moviegoers as it is to pull on the heartrings of others, for those same reasons. As such, those with a soft spot for the boxing movie genre may want to give this one a look in theaters, as it will hit the right notes for them. For other filmgoers, however, Southpaw will likely feel like little more than an extra gritty retread of the Rocky formula.

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