Thursday, 10 September 2015

Southpaw Movie Review

Southpaw (R)

Length:- 2 hrs. 4 min.

"Southpaw" is a sports drama which is not as smart as looks. The delivers us a not high worthy end product.Jake Gyllenhaal has always been picky on doing movies.In my opinion he really has had entirely different kind of movies in his career so far. His movies are more sort of tragic mystery drama. "Southpaw" is also a story of a boxer who is kind of unbeatable so far. But in a tragical accidental he loses his wife and his daughter's custody is taken from him. He keeps on losing all of the boxing match too. What happens next?

 What I see here is once the story gets settled we almost lose interest.As there isn't much of a fascinating and charming stuff left in the movie anymore. It kind of feels predictable and cumbersome to watch. Jake Gyllenhaal who has worked on his body so hard that he looks almost a realistic boxer in the movie. When he gets beaten up his face is almost unrecognizable.All of this fade after you see what's coming next in the movie?

Antione Fuqua who has directed films like Training Day and The Equalizer seems to be stuck with the generic genre of violent, crime and action drama. It actually fails to take this film to a journey which is worth watching and feels time well spent. Overall, It's a movie with a nice idea which is taken only half way to where it should have been.

Verdict:- Average

Ratings:- 2 / 5 Stars

Southpaw Movie Official Trailer

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