6.4/10
1,890
19 user 34 critic

Jawbone (2017)

R | | Action, Drama, Sport | 12 May 2017 (UK)
Trailer
1:22 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Former youth boxing champion Jimmy McCabe, after hitting rock bottom, returns to his childhood boxing club and his old team, gym owner Bill and corner-man Eddie.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Joe Padgett
... William Carney
... Jimmy McCabe
... Eddie
... Damian (as Luke J.I. Smith)
Anna Wilson-Hall ... Mary
Jon Pegg ... Jimmy's Cornerman
Ernest Vernon ... Funeral Mourner
Kirstie Shannon ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Neil Bradley ... Newcomer Michael
Katie Mckernan ... Boxing supporter
Haqi Ali ... Passerby
David Cronin ... Funeral mourner
James Cartwright ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Lee Latham ... Boxing Ring Spectator
Edit

Storyline

A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris), is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter Joe. Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he risks his life, as he tries to stand tall and regain his place in the world. Written by Front Row Filmed Entertainment

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

alcoholic | boxing | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Sometimes the hardest fight is with yourself

Genres:

Action | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 May 2017 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Ballad of Jimmy McCabe  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The gym scenes were filmed in Stoke-on-Trent, a city in Staffordshire, England. See more »

Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Jawbone Training
Written and performed by Paul Weller
(p) 2017 Solid Bond Productions Limited under exclusive license to Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group company
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Anti-Rocky, and a Heck of a film
10 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

Take everything you thought you knew about boxing movies ... and forget it.

Instead of a movie about someone looking to break into the sport, here is a movie about someone looking to break into Life, having wasted most of theirs. And boxing is all he knows.

It is a testament to the skill of the writer and director that, by the time the big fight arrives, you the audience don't have a clue how it will turn out. That by itself is an accomplishment.

Speaking of accomplishments, Harris hands us one of the most amazing performances I have ever seen. To re-use a tired cliché, he literally delivers most of his dialog in this film with his eyes.

And Winstone may possibly have delivered one of the most subtle and nuanced performances of his career, and makes max use of every second of screen time.

You could possibly say it is a modern update of Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962). Or you could simply call it what it is -- an extraordinary movie.

Recommended? Hell, yes.


28 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed