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CounterPunch (2017)

The seasoned pro. The Olympic hopeful. The young up-and-comer. The ring is their home, and the titles are their dream. As boxing' popularity wanes, three fighters at different stages of ... See full summary »

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The seasoned pro. The Olympic hopeful. The young up-and-comer. The ring is their home, and the titles are their dream. As boxing' popularity wanes, three fighters at different stages of their career make sacrifices to pursue their dreams of becoming champions.

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Netflix's weak Counterpunch to boxing issues
18 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Bulger's second documentary is a very motivated counter-punch to the world of boxing, and it's in the soulless approach that makes for a very weak impact. The film explores three fighters at different stages of their career, knotting together each idea through the character's experiences. And while the film tries to make it interesting, it lacks energy and emotion. So much so that even fans of boxing movies may get a little bored. If the film were at all unique, it would've made for a more entertaining movie, however, it's so ingrained in it's formal structure that it falls deep into the norm. Counterpunch is a respectable documentary with a lot to say, but it's simply not worth checking out.


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