Based on 78 votes and 32 reviews
It's really sad that they keep making boxing movies. Pathetic idiots who have no other skills (in other words, an extremely low IQ) beat each other to a pulp while other people cheer. It's sick. If you think this is entertainment, please seek the help you need to make this world a better place, instead of glorifying violence.
Really enjoyed it great acting awesome cast.
Brutal. Sorry I was forced to watch this. Bad on all levels.
I hope they paid Stallone a commission on this movie, this is just a remake of Rocky III.....changed some names, a couple of situations, but the plot is identical.....
I loved it! Wasn't sure I would like it because I am by no means a boxing fan, but it was very entertaining. Very emotional with great acting. It has good characters that you get attached to.
Lovely movie and good struggle story. Jake G always good acting and better in every movie. I am sure he will get an Oscar one day.
What a story! What great acting from every character! LOVED IT!
This movie is well worth your money&time....although predictable there is a couple of twists along the way that tries to not make it so.....as some have said bring some tissues with you....for the person that left after 20min....Wow you missed a good one.
A Must see!
Such a good movie. I shed a few tears, and found myself cHeering Jakes character on. The acting was above and beyond. I give it 4 stars instead of 5, just because it was predictable, but still worth tHe money to go see it.
This movie was too depressing. I went to see it because of the great cast, but left the theater after 20 minutes. If you have a friend who's always annoyingly happy, take him to see this 'blockbuster' and see the smile disappear from his lips - guaranteed.
Amazing movie worth a watch any night of the week
Any one who compares this to any other fight movie didn't watch the movie. Any one who says 'no emotion', is simply wrong. Yes predictable because there is defeat and resurrection. But the characters grow, and the acting believable. This was a good one. Go see it.
This movie was fantastic. Definitely Oscar-worthy performances. Southpaw tugs at many emotional strings throughout and that is hard to find in some movies today. Would highly recommend this movie. Really hope this gets some Oscar buzz.
AMAZING!! My husband and I are big movie goers and we absolutely loved this film. Some people are being very critical about this movie but clearly don't understand what makes a well-rounded film. This is a must see if you love a great movie! Jake is a brilliant actor and deserves an Oscar!!! 5 stars all the way!
I really enjoyed this movie.....pretty heavy drama.....lots of blood and heart wrenching moments.
ROCKY with a blaring soundtrack but no heart.
I thought this movies was excellent. Somtimes hard to watch the fighing. Plesantly surprised
Forgot to give the movie a star rating in my review...loved it...definitely a 5 star!!!
Loved this movie! Jake Gyllenhaal is in great shape and his performance is oscar worthy! Oona Laurence, as his daughter is phenomenal, and also deserves a supporting actress nomination! The acting was so believable! Forest Whithaker and Rachel McAdams were also excellent! I was in tears twice in the movie and my friend cried all the way through! Although predictable, the story keeps you on the edge of your seat and cheering for the underdog! For a great night out at the movies, go see this one! Well worth seeing!
Awful. It seemed like a rip off of the movie The Champ, starring Jon Voight and Ricky Schroder, both of whom were amazing in that movie. Jake and the girl who played his daughter were lacking something. It just seemed liked a movie for people who like watching men hit each other to the point where they're disfigured. I don't even want to give this one star.
They say he went through a lot of physical preparation for this movie. I don't think it did him any good - I thought he was so puny that I wondered why they chose HIM for a role like that. Very untypical physique for a boxer. Over-all, it wasn't a bad movie but I wouldn't give it five stars by any means. It lacked emotion big time. I did NOT give this movie FOUR STARS!!!! First i forgot to click on a star and it self rated at 4 stars. Went back to try to edit it to TWO stars and both comments are posted. Anyway......2 stars, no more for this movie.
They say he went through a lot of physical preparation for this movie. I don't think it did him any good - I thought he was so puny that I wondered why they chose HIM for a role like that. Very untypical physique for a boxer. Over-all, it wasn't a bad movie but I wouldn't give it five stars by any means. It lacked emotion big time.
Oscar- worthy performance by the main character!! Very watchable, very well put together! Story well told...and the little girl was quite believable! Excellent entertainment value!
Amazing movie!!! What a story!
Sure, some of the story was predictable, but the performances were astonishing. Jake and Forrest have amazing chemistry. Really enjoyed watching the story play out because of that.
Unbelievable acting, script is predictable, combination of both rates it above average. Great excitement, great cinematography, loved it.
Unwatchable with a relentless, droning soundtrack that will drive you completely insane.
Loved it! So intense, emotional and exciting. Jake Gyllenhaall has to win the Oscar for this performance!! The story-line may not be the most original, but it is a ride that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish! AMAZING!!
I was hoping to see Apollo Creed's kid in this one.
Cheap ripoff of The Champ without the emotion. I never cared what happened to any of these characters.