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The Boxer

The Boxer

1997
Drama
1h 53m
Star-crossed lovers (Lewis, Watson) are torn between unquestioning loyalty to the ties of tradition and the passion they share in this film set in 1990s Belfast, torn apart by years of religious conflict and IRA violence. (Universal)
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The Boxer

1997
Drama
1h 53m
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Avg Percentile 54.39% from 441 total ratings

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Rated 01 Apr 2009
7
68th
My least favorite of the 3 Sheridan/DDL collaborations but it is still pretty great. I'm really interested in the religious conflict in Ireland though so I am a biased watcher. DDL immerses his body and soul once again to create one of the most natural looking boxers ever.
Rated 01 Mar 2007
55
49th
Not bad.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
71
62nd
Daniel Day Lewis pulls off his boxing with skill as well as his adept acting.
Rated 25 Aug 2007
83
83rd
Very good
Rated 03 Oct 2008
76
58th
Good acting performances in a strong story. The movie is as grey as the war it depicts, which is also one of it's weaknesses.
Rated 15 May 2011
75
76th
Great acting and a strong story. You'll find yourself really rooting for DDL by the end and Watson's performance is spot on. The events that were supposed to be surrounding the film came off rather uninhibited, but that is really the only weak area. There is just something romantic about watching DDL as a boxer, and I wish they would have explored that aspect more. Overall, a very solid film.
Rated 26 Oct 2011
77
59th
76.500
Rated 05 Aug 2012
81
65th
Well produced drama can't quite seem to pull together its three rather disparate story threads, but the individual elements work very well, espeically the emotional and moving romance between Day-Lewis and Watson (who are both superb). Cox is also reliably solid in support, and as always, Sheridan manages to tell his very Irish story with a great feel for his characters and locations.
Rated 05 Sep 2013
75
74th
Amongst the 1990s unrest in Ireland the movie focuses brilliantly on a talented boxer who is just released from 14 years in prison and who wants to reclaim the love of his life. DDL shines as always and Watson is the perfect match for him! This movie takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, and that's the beauty of this movie!
Rated 22 Oct 2013
78
58th
77.500
Rated 06 Jul 2015
65
48th
belli çelişkileri sunarken onların irdelenmesi için alan da açıyor olmasına rağmen bunu en başta kendisi kullanmıyor. fakat iki farklı boks ringi ve çevresinde ortaya koyduğu farklılık dikkat çekiciydi: yaşamları ölüm kalım mücadelesinde geçenlerin boksta buldukları, lüks içerisinde ringin etrafında oturan insanlara eğlenceleri olarak sunulan ringde onların gördükleri...
Rated 01 Jul 2018
60
20th
Has some good sequences, and DDL is fine, but it's too sentimental, too didactic (are you a dum-dum who didn't figure out that the bag has Semtex in it? Don't worry, there'll be an ADR'd line to explain it for you), too melodramatic for my taste. Doesn't have the propulsive forward momentum of "In the Name of the Father". Kinda makes me wonder if Sheridan had someone else whispering in his ear about that movie because it seems to be unlike anything else he's made.
Rated 08 Aug 2019
83
70th
It's never sunny in Belfast, is it?
Rated 18 Oct 2020
64
78th
Great performances, a good plot, a sneaky good villain takes shape, the drama is well paced, and the stakes continuously mount.
Rated 11 Oct 2021
5
57th
Can’t fault Day-Lewis’s insane commitment to the part, apparently training three years for this movie’s maybe ten minutes of boxing scenes. Fine performances and an impressively tense, harrowing atmosphere in its IRA political tensions/Troubles vibe. Ultimately though the filmmaking does a feel a bit stale, certainly less energetic and involving than In the Name of the Father from the same director/star combo.
Rated 12 Feb 2022
50
9th
Jail14years+nuffoftheirboxersdiedyoung+wontfinishblackguy-thefight'sover-blackwinslol+triedtoleavewithhersogonnakill-badguyinstead

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