Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »
Robert M. Young
Edward James Olmos,
A lifetime hood has one night to repay a debt to an up and coming shot caller before he can leave town, all the while trying to duck a crooked P.O., a former partner with a grudge and a ... See full summary »
Mac a faded boxer and former contender for the world champion title is now a door to door salesman, He makes just enough money to raise his little daughter Sofia, A young filmmaker challenge him to make a come back and fight for the title.
The lead actor, is unrecognisable Sam Upton, who also wrote the script and directed. Now this is a low budget movie, with a script that needed improvement.
The whole cast is okay, although Mark Boone Junior could have done a little better, being the good actor he is. But then again the script, what can an actor do when the script is below par. And the budget was so low that some scenes suffered and made the movie less believable. Anyway, the lead is amazing. He really carries the whole movie, and is really the only one, besides some guys who beat him up, who is completely believable. He really did a tour de force. Jared Abrahamson did a descent job (as did Cassi Thomson, who plays his wife), and also was convincing, especially in the end. In other words this movie has some memorable scenes, it's about pain, and it does capture that. But it's not really clear in what it wants to say. But perhaps that does not matter, perhaps that could even be it's strength. A 6 for effort and the two lead actors.
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