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Film Review - Bleed for This

BLEED FOR THIS 1

After an extended period of dormancy, boxing movies are all the rage these days, but few of them have been worth viewing. For every “Creed” there’s a “Hands of Stone,” making the prospect of yet another boxer bio-pic less than appealing. Not helping matters for “Bleed for This” is writer/director Ben Younger, who previously disappointed with efforts such as “Boiler Room” and “Prime.” Younger tries to find a fresh angle to pugilist blues in “Bleed for This,” dramatizing the life and times of fighter Vinny Pazienza, who battled back from a debilitating car accident to reclaim his reputation as a king of the ring. While the cast and crew are fired up about the subject as his colorful family and friends, the film struggles to connect, missing too many pieces of personality and history, struggling to overcome a one-dimensional screenplay that’s more about the arc of triumph than the journey of a stubborn man. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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