Fight Quality Film Review – Dawg Fight (2015)

Fight Quality Film Review – Dawg Fight (2015)

Diverting slightly from our normal film reviews we aren’t covering a fictional film, we’re reviewing the documentary ‘Dawg Fight’.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Rocky V (1990)

Fight Quality Film Review – Rocky V (1990)

This chapter in the Rocky saga (you can find the previous Rocky films we’ve reviewed here) sees The Italian Stallion take a different role. Suffering with a brain injury from the beating he took at the hands of Ivan Drago in the last film Rocky has to officially retire from fighting, but finding his money has been squandered he reopens Mickey’s gym and starts training fighters.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)

Fight Quality Film Review - Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)

Set 18 months after the events of Kickboxer: Vengeance, Kickboxer: Retaliation sees Kurt Sloane fighting MMA, having vowed to never return to Thailand. Of course this doesn’t work out, and he finds himself kidnapped and imprisoned near Bangkok.

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Fight Quality Film Review – The Bleeder [Chuck] (2017)

Fight Quality Film Review – Chuck [The Bleeder] (2017)

Chuck (A.K.A. ‘The Bleeder’ in the UK and Ireland)

Sylvester Stallone was iconic in his breakthrough role as Rocky (which we previously reviewed), one of the most recognisable characters in cinema. Most people know that Stallone also wrote the film, and was struggling to make ends meet when sold the script and became a legend. But what inspired Sly to write Rocky in the first place? He says it wasn’t true, but as this biopic film about Chuck Wepner shows, The Bayonne Bleeder and The Italian Stallion have a fair bit in common.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Rocky (1976)

Fight Quality Film Review – Rocky (1976)

Rocky is the boxing film. The original and many argue the greatest, it’s about a low level boxer being picked by the undefeated champ for a title shot. Everyone expects him to lose, even Rocky expects to lose. But if he can make it through to the final bell he’ll be the first person to go the distance with Apollo Creed, proving he’s not just ‘a bum from the neighbourhood’.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Fight Quality Film Review – Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Aspiring boxer Maggie (Hilary Swank) seeks out top trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) to turn her into the champ she knows she can be. Reluctant to train a girl Dunn refuses, but Maggie isn’t put off. Instead, and with a little help from ex-pro Eddie ‘Scrap-Iron’ Dupris (Morgan Freeman), she wins over Frankie and becomes his star fighter. As Maggie and Frankie grow to become almost family a catastrophic incident in the ring tests just how far their relationship will push them.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Bleed For This (2016)

Fight Quality Film Review – Bleed For This (2016)

Bleed for this is the biographical film depicting the life of Vinny ‘The Pazmanian Devil’ Pazienza (played by a jacked Miles Teller), a world champion boxer who was involved in a near fatal car crash that broke his neck and left doubts about whether he’d be able to walk again, despite his vows to step back in the ring.

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Fight Quality Film Review – Southpaw (2015)

Film Review - Southpaw (2015)

Southpaw is a classic comeback film. Billy Hope (played by an incredibly in shape Jake Gyllenhaal) is a brawler from New York who loses everything after the tragic death of his wife Maureen (portrayed by Rachel McAdams) including his daughter (Oona Laurence) who is removed from his custody by child services.

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Fight Quality Film Review – The Fighter (2010)

Fight Quality Film Review - The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter is a 2010 biographical film about the rise of Micky Ward the well known for his trilogy of fights with Arturo Gatti – the first of which was voted by Ring Magazine as the Fight of the Year 2002 and the third was the Ring Magazine Fight of the Year 2003.

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