• Southpaw (2015)


Release Date: July 24th, 2015

DVD Release Date: October 27th, 2015

R |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, 50 Cent , Oona Laurence, Skylan Brooks, Beau Knapp, Rachel McAdams

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Escape Artists, Riche Productions, Fuqua Films

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Intense, Love, 2010s, Brooding, Revenge, Friend, Emotional, Rivalry, Daughter, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Jake Gyllenhaal brings likeability and commitment to a raw role, but despite a strong supporting cast director Antoine Fuqua never quite transcends the proceedings’ gritty, melodramatic blandness. A lot of care, heart and craft have been thrown at awfully familiar material. show more

  • 70
    Deborah YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    Southpaw sticks to tried-and-tested genre rules, yet an edgy cast — led by formidable leading man Jake Gyllenhaal — keeps the story in sharp focus. show more

  • 77
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Southpaw is so simultaneously entertaining and unsurprising that it could go straight to ESPN Classic, but if these are the extremes it takes for certain people to notice that, hey, that guy from “Bubble Boy” has turned into a heck of an actor, then so be it. show more

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