First screened in July 2015
Director: Antoine Fuqua. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent, Oona Lawrence, Miguel Gomez, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz, Beau Knapp, Dominic Colón, Jose Caraballo, Skylan Brooks, Patsy Meck. Screenplay: Kurt Sutter.

Twitter Capsule: Actors, Horner engaged me more than I expected but can't snuff the strong odor of "Girl, Please" wafting off that script.

VOR:   Best-case scenario, becomes an interesting pit-stop on Gyllenhaal's road to greater glory—though, as in Nightcrawler, you see him workshopping and strategizing. Otherwise? A boxing flick.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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