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Journeyman (2017)

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Boxer Matty Burton suffers a serious head injury during a fight. It is about the impact this has on his marriage, his life and and his family.


Paddy Considine


Paddy Considine
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Credited cast:
Paddy Considine ... Matty Burton
Jodie Whittaker ... Emma
Paul Popplewell ... Jackie
Tony Pitts ... Richie
Anthony Welsh ... Andre Bright
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Donnelly Paul Donnelly ... Referee
Lainie Duffy Lainie Duffy ... Mia
Lexie Duffy Lexie Duffy ... Mia
Danielle Hanson Danielle Hanson ... Ring Girl
Craig Thomas Lambert Craig Thomas Lambert ... VIP
Shamir Masri Shamir Masri ... TV journalist (Himself)
Jonny Masters Jonny Masters ... Journalist
Emelia Spencer Emelia Spencer ... Neuro ICU Nurse
Richard Varley Richard Varley ... Boxing spectator
Darren Whitfield ... Press Photographer


Matty Burton is the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Now, coming towards the end of his career, he knows that he must make his money and get out of the game. His aim is to secure a home with his wife Emma, and a future for their baby daughter Mia. After a titanic battle against Andre 'The Future' Bryte, Matty returns home to Emma, but moments later collapses on the living room floor from a delayed reaction to a devastating punch. When Matty awakes from the coma, the real fight begins. Suffering from memory loss and with his personality altered, Matty must begin to piece his life back together as his world disintegrates. Written by Teaser-Trailer.com

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A snapshot into the life of a struggling boxer


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Release Date:

30 March 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Film4,Inflammable Films See more »
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Considine plays Matty Burton. Considine was born and raised in a small town in Staffordshire also called Burton (Burton-on-Trent). He also went to Burton College where he met now director; Shane Meadows. See more »

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Sincere, heartbreaking, and hopeful, Journeyman is a feat of acting and direction.
28 March 2018 | by asdlkfjqSee all my reviews

Journeyman is a near perfect film, in my opinion. It's simple, but elegant, allowing the characters to breathe and develop. It's *beautifully* acted by Paddy Considine and Jodie Whittaker, who frankly should have had awards thrown at them for the scene that you probably came to the review page to read about, and it's directed to perfection by BAFTA-winning writer and director Paddy Considine, who allows every actor to give the best performance possible and who has a great eye for framing.

Considine's career-defining performance is what will draw most people into watching Journeyman- he's nothing short of amazing- but it's Jodie Whittaker who steals the show. She's just heartbreaking, conveying the subtleties of Emma's situation masterfully. It's a remarkable, understated performance that looks effortless, and the fact that she only received an Evening Standard Award nomination for her performance in this film is just criminal. Doctor Who fans should consider themselves lucky to have her as the 13th Doctor.

Laurie Rose is the director of photography for this film, and while most of it stays focused on the characters, Journeyman is quite beautifully shot. The editing by Pia Di Ciaula is sharp, and the score and sound design are pretty good too.

Journeyman is a remarkable film: it's devastating, yet hopeful; it's beautifully acted, directed, and filmed; and it's a showcase for two of Britain's finest acting talents. Once again, Paddy Considine proves himself to be an actor, writer, and director to watch.

9.5 out of 10

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