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Shadowboxer

Rated R for strong graphic violence and sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use.

R In Theaters 07/21/2006 , 93min.
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Critic score based on 15 reviews

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L.A. Weekly
This is a sick flick. Sick, but satisfying. A cartoonish parable in the mode of Cronenberg's "A History of Violence." Full Review
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
A strident and shocking jumble, Shadowboxer suggests what you might come up with if you decided to inject John Huston's dark 1985 film, "Prizzi's Honor," with Oedipal overtones. Full Review
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
This monumentally ridiculous film doesn't stop at subverting stereotypes; it discombobulates narrative logic and the basic laws of human behavior. Still, there's a certain pleasure to be derived from watching the actors attempt to dig out from under the rubble that William Lipz's screenplay repeatedly dumps on their heads. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
If only Shadowboxer had gone for more than an unwavering commitment to imitate better movies, it might have been one for the cult shelves at the video store. Right now, you'll be lucky if you find it in the giveaway bin. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
If he earns no other accolades for his directorial debut - a distinct likelihood - Lee Daniels deserves some kind of award just for assembling the most bizarrely random cast of this young century. Full Review

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