Film Reviews


DIRECTOR: David O. Russell


May Contain Spoilers!

Will we be adding this to our collection?MAYBE

Unfortunately, it doesn’t take you long before you find yourself making the comparison and thinking to yourself that this film is not Raging Bull (1980). But whether it’s trying to emulate this classic or not, it does evoke the spirit of Scorsese’s boxing masterpiece but the mere fact that this thought even enters your head is positive and an endorsement of the film.

Winners of the Best Supporting Actor and Actress Oscar (2010), Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, sums up the powerhouse of acting talent which Russell had to work with here. This is a character study, led by strong, damaged and interesting people, based on the true story of fighter Mickey Ward (Mark Wahlberg) in the 1980’s and his relationship with trainer…

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