MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,867 this week

Counterpunch (2013)

R  |   |  Action, Biography, Drama  |  15 January 2013 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 521 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 4 critic

Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (story)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 428 titles
created 20 Aug 2012
 
a list of 708 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
 
a list of 752 titles
created 27 Jan 2013
 
a list of 500 titles
created 30 Dec 2013
 
a list of 297 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Counterpunch" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Counterpunch (2013)

Counterpunch (2013) on IMDb 5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Counterpunch.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dream.net (2009)
Comedy | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.2/10 X  

Regina, the once popular girl has to make new friends at her new, conservative school. Problems arrive when she becomes enemies with Lívia, the school's queen bee, and falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Gábor Forgács
Stars: Lilla Labanc, Kinga Czifra, Ádám Csernóczki
Spirits (TV Series 2012)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Lia Marie Johnson, Brittanie Brant, Hannah Swain
Unhallowed (2016)
Thriller

In a town enamored with its own "Unhallowed Horseman" legend, a distraught teenage boy must come to terms with his own demons and perhaps the Horseman himself.

Director: Jude S. Walko
Stars: Lia Marie Johnson
Terry the Tomboy (TV Movie 2014)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A visit to the doctor confirms that the worst has happened: Terry is crushing on her new neighbor Brett. With help from her best friend and not-so-secret admirer, Duncanty, Terry attempts ... See full summary »

Director: Wade Randolph
Stars: Lia Marie Johnson, Kelsy Abbott, Eric Acosta
Two Minutes to Midnight (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Mystery
Stars: Paul Gregory, Jim Hanks
Nerd Wars! (2011)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Prepare to laugh with the whole family as Alfonso & Marty, two competitive 6th grade nerds, face off in an epic after-school battle! Starring Michael Manuel Pena, Nathaniel Pena, Alfonso ... See full summary »

Director: Willie Pena
Stars: Michael Manuel Peña, Nathaniel A. Pena, Alfonso Freeman
Ruta Madre (2015)
Comedy | Drama

After his first love breaks his heart, a young American singer reluctantly leaves his home in San Diego, California and embarks on an epic road trip through Baja with his uncle in order to reconnect with his Mexican roots and find himself.

Director: Agustin Castaneda
Stars: Lia Marie Johnson, Paulina Gaitan, Héctor Jiménez
Amelia's 25th (2013)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In Los Angeles, a struggling actress considers her next steps as her 25th birthday approaches.

Director: Martín Yernazian
Stars: Electra Avellan, Danny Trejo, Jennifer Tilly
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Three girls who live at a boarding school discover an old fireplace. The youngest of the three, Sammy, is told an old story by the older two about "The Lady in the Walls." What started off ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Bokovoy
Stars: Lia Marie Johnson, Laura Bohlin, Alicia Randolph
Finding Cody (2012)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Michael Canzoniero
Stars: Gatlin Green, Lia Marie Johnson, Cody Simpson
Rehearsal II (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A restaurant owner tries to impress his best friend and his fiancé by throwing a killer rehearsal dinner. The problem is, he can't seem to let go of the past.

Director: Kyle Klubal
Stars: Michael O'Hare Wallace, Steven T. Bartlett, Doshanna Bell
Mango Bajito (2012)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Lured by the notion of a quick buck (the proverbial 'Easy Fruit' or 'Mango Bajito' in Spanish), three young people decide to kidnap the son of a rich family, and hide out in the wild ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Castilo
Stars: Tony Pascual, Leidi Luna, Elvis Nolasco
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Emilio Manrique
...
Manny Navarro
...
Tomas
...
Uncle Frank
...
Talia Portillo
...
Kristina Kovacs
...
Young Emilio (as Bailey Garcia)
...
Grandma Daisy
...
Teddy (as Jilon Ghai)
...
Lydia Manrique
...
Sergio
...
Beto
...
Benjamin Portillo
...
Young Sergio
William Corkery ...
Young Beto
Edit

Storyline

Based on a true story. A young boxer, Emilio, from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of winning the Golden Gloves boxing championship, finds himself at a cross roads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winning circle he gets a second shot at the championship title. As he is toe to toe in the ring with his competitor he'll throw all the punches and be the last man standing. Written by Lionsgate Marketing

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Based on a True Story


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence, sexual content and drug use
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 January 2013 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Counterpunch review
17 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

shocking, stunning, surprisingly good. Three words that just popped in my head as I start my review for Counterpunch. I would have like to seeing more boxing in the film and the climax could of been bigger, but I guess when I sat down to watch this film I was expecting a lot of action, fighting, half naked girls, etc... But wow, I was in for a surprise and this film really made me think about my life and left me with so much to talk about with my family and my close friends. A bipolar boxer with a dysfunctional lifestyle and all odds are definitely against him throughout this film. It was fun and exciting to watch and go on this journey with Emilio(alvaro orlando) and see him fight his way to the top. Orlando was filled with rage and vulnerability which is the two qualities that I see in some of my favorite actors of all time. He was surrounded by a strong cast and that goes to show me that the director (kenneth castillo) really did his homework and focused his energy on who he was going to cast. The Uncle (oscar torre) did a fine job, he was very likable. Overall I really enjoyed this film, I think it's worth watching at least once. It inspired me and made me realize that life is too short not to follow your dreams. The acting was strong, very strong. I liked the story, especially when I found out that It was Based On A True Story! I look forward to seeing more of Alvaro Orlando on the big screen (he was in the pick up artist?) Cheers.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lia is in this? As..... Lia? official-jab
Discuss Counterpunch (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?