MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,212 this week

Poor Boy's Game (2007)

 -  Drama  -  14 March 2008 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 1,102 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 12 critic

Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7583 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 205 titles
created 17 Sep 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 29 Nov 2011
 
a list of 437 titles
created 21 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1539 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Poor Boy's Game" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Poor Boy's Game (2007)

Poor Boy's Game (2007) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Poor Boy's Game.
4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is the story of an extremely obese, rather immature, yet very bright and talented young man, and of his world and the people in it... mostly homeless young adults... who refer to their... See full summary »

Director: Clement Virgo
Stars: Martin Villafana, Lynn Whitfield, Rainbow Francks
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After the sudden death of his estranged son in rural Japan, an American man must go there to claim some important family items. While there, he discovers some secrets his son left behind.

Director: Aaron Woolfolk
Stars: Bennet Guillory, Saki Takaoka, Misa Shimizu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Charles Burnett
Stars: Danny Glover, Chrisjan Appollus, Obed Emvula
Dear Alice (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Very different lives, becomes interweaved during what seems like an ordinary day. Franzis Namazi (Danny Glover) is a newly arrived immigrant from Gambia to Sweden. He is about to give up on... See full summary »

Director: Othman Karim
Stars: Mina Azarian, Evamaria Björk, Cecilia Borssén
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two brothers in their early 20s, one black, one white, each the other's keeper since their family was torn apart by a decade old tragedy. Neville is a comedian struggling with his comedy, ... See full summary »

Director: Clement Virgo
Stars: Larenz Tate, Deborah Cox, Martin Cummins
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A young copywriter becomes the most famous man on the planet, overnight, when he is mistaken as the next messiah.

Director: Yaniv Raz
Stars: Heather Graham, Bob Odenkirk, Lorraine Bracco
High Life (2009)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four hapless junkies plan to rob a bank.

Director: Gary Yates
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Stephen Eric McIntyre, Joe Anderson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An ex-con finds his plan to go straight foiled by a loan shark who manipulates his target into taking on one last heist.

Director: Risa Bramon Garcia
Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Sarah Roemer, Greg Germann
From Above (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

William Ward (Danny Glover) recalls the love story of his life with Venus. Their love is a difficult scenario to play: in a very Greek-Shakespearean tragedy manner, as both of them belong to different cultures and backgrounds.

Director: Norry Niven
Stars: Danny Glover, Graham Greene, Chelsea Ricketts
Honeydripper (2007)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Danny Glover, LisaGay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta
This Life (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Sarah Spillane
Stars: Amanda Alch, Dante Basco, Carl Ciarfalio
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Isabelle Boni-Claverie
Stars: Danny Glover
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Hugh Thompson ...
...
Flipper
...
...
Mello
Carol Sinclair ...
Lee J. Campbell ...
Timothy Edmonds ...
Edit

Storyline

Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home to the same violent and racist neighborhood that created him. At the other end of town, the black community still wants revenge. The instrument of justice will be Ossie Paris, a devastatingly talented boxer who challenges Donnie to a match; a match Donnie's family and peers won't let him refuse. George Carvery has waited nine years to avenge his son's fate at the hands of Donnie. When finally they meet face to face, however, both realize they share a similar desire to overcome the past. As the barely contained racism boils to the surface, George and Donnie form a seemingly unlikely alliance. Their partnership makes them outcasts from both tribes, who will only be satisfied by blood in the ring. The two men get to know each other in the eye of a storm, knowing full well that their futures will be ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

prison | boxer | beating | blood | boy | See more »

Taglines:

Divided by Hate. United by Violence. Driven by Honor.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content and some violent images | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 March 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El último asalto  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Rossif Sutherland's first lead role. See more »

Quotes

Donnie Rose: What the fuck is he doing here?
Ossie Paris: [Looks at Donnie] When you was a little kid, what did you wanna be when you growed up? I know Charles was either gonna be a fighter or workin' on the docks like his old man.
[Looks at Joe]
Ossie Paris: How much do you figure a guy makes a year starting down at the docks?
Uncle Joe: I dunno... Sixteen, eighteen thou?
Ossie Paris: [to himself] Sixteen, eighteen thou...
[Looks at Donnie]
Ossie Paris: I'll pay you eighteen to fight me.
Uncle Joe: That's a lot of money.
Ossie Paris: You know it's worth it, Joe.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very good drama about forgiveness and redemption
20 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After seeing this film at the Pan African Film Festival, I was struck not just by the importance of its message but the universal appeal of the film as a whole. This is a story that truly crosses racial boundaries. Danny Glover is excellent as usual, but the entire cast is talented, and the lead actor, Rossif Sutherland, is definitely one to watch. The story begins with a vicious attack by an almost unreedemable lead character. His journey through the prison system to the boxing ring forces him to confront his inner demons, and to ask forgiveness from those he has harmed. Definitely worth seeing at a film festival or anywhere you can find it!


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
song question jawnboi12
Theatrical Trailer Music langford18
When...??? linda-blade
Halifax? taansend
Great, Great Performance c21chappy
What book was George reading to Charlie? miranda-109
Discuss Poor Boy's Game (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?