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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It’s a win for Mr. Gyllenhaal, while the movie loses out to its clichés. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    What keeps this cornball business from getting out of hand is the commitment of Gyllenhaal, whose performance is fierce and muscular, in and out of the ring. show more

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