• Bleed for This (2016)

Bleed for This

Release Date: November 18th, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2017

R |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza (Miles Teller), a local Providence boxer, shoots to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves him with a broken neck, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor's orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life. Based on a true story.

Cast: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, Ted Levine, Jordan Gelber, Amanda Clayton, Daniel Sauli

Director: Ben Younger

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: The Solution Entertainment Group, Verdi Productions, Sikelia Productions

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Friend, Transformation, Sacrifice, House, Wife, Brash, Car, Intense, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Bleed for This is a gritty, pungently Rhode Island working class-set boxing drama that connects with most of its punches. show more

  • 70
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    Rather than bring anything new to the genre, director Ben Younger settles for adding a distinctive bracing energy to the somewhat timeworn tropes. show more

  • 55
    Claudia PuigTheWrap

    The boxing drama Bleed for This has a powerful story and a strong lead performance in its corner, but falls short of knockout status. Hampered by clichéd writing and stereotypical portrayals, this extraordinary true-life account feels run-of-the-mill. show more

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