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1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
The veteran award-winning documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman turns his lens on the world of boxing, specifically on a gym in Austin, Texas. Unobtrusively recording the simple comings and goings at the facility, Wiseman documents daily life at the gym, its many patrons, their routines and its owner, Richard Lord. The film forgoes techniques common to modern documentaries -- talking-head interviews, reenactments, etc. -- in favor of a low-key approach.


Director: Frederick Wiseman

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Zipporah Films

Boxing Gym (2010)

Release Date: October 22nd, 2010|1 hr. 31 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    A meditative state of a movie. While shorter-attention-spanned moviegoers should stick to "The Fighter," this is an interesting and enjoyable entry on the opposite side of the genre. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This one is both demanding and extremely rewarding, because it's really a meditation on violence. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Wiseman films it all without comment, letting the rhythm of the place tell the story. show more

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