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The Boxer

7.01 h 53 min199815
When ex-boxer Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) returns to his Belfast neighborhood, he's swept into emotional and political turmoil after he reunites with his former love (Emily Watson).
Jim Sheridan
Daniel Day-LewisEmily Watson
English [CC]
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4.3 out of 5 stars

200 global ratings

  1. 61% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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a view from the trenchesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Exemplary playlet on the last days of the troubles .The cast are well picked for their portrayal of how war can be going on in your local streets . The banality of swathes of lost lives , to what some would say would be a neighbourly clash , the origin of which was long forgotten . However this will never be forgotten , because the ingrained hatred is based on religion . Change is always happening , one must cheer as I write in 2017 , after the years of calm that have happened , relatively recently . I think Emily Watson was outstanding , her mature laid back demeanour , set against how she really feels , with so much emotion held in , the eyes expressing everything , certainly Oscar class . The only criticism I would give , is the huge influence on the peace process , by the ordinary women , who had just had enough , which finally broke the back of the hereditary , macho hatred , passed down from generation to generation . The lack of reference to the funding , hard to imagine if you did not live through it .
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HKReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 July 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Just OK
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Big fan of Daniel Day Lewis and really enjoyed his previous film with Jim Sheridan, In the Name of the Father. Unfortunately this one is a bit of a disappointment overall. Not really a boxing film, a political film or a love story. Just slices of everything.
Sunflower21Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 October 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good film
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Well worth watching. Daniel Day-Lewis and Emily Watson are very good.
Oleg BReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 July 2021
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history through human lives at its best
ThebeeskneesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 December 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great quality
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Great movie.
AMDReviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 February 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well worth watching tragic but realistic
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Very underrated film
Liam John Biggart-HutchinsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 01 January 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great film!
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Strong storyline, good acting from the cast and quite moving at times.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 March 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
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A stark reminder of the horrors of NI
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