Southpaw [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2015]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1137 out of 1161)

Special Features


  • 1. Breakfast
  • 2: Getting ready extended
  • 3. Billy's Fall
  • 4. Tick's Gym
  • 5. Leila's Fight
  • 6. Angela and Billy
  • 7. "Be Respectful"
  • 8. "Don't Get Hit Too Much"
  • Deleted scenes:
  • Extended training montage
  • Q&A with cast
  • Southpaw: inside the ring

Synopsis


Southpaw
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as troubled boxer Billy Hope in this high-stakes drama from director Antoine Fuqua and Sons of Anarachy creator Kurt Sutter. At the height of his fame and success, Hope is convinced by his loving wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams) to retire from the sport in order to spend more time with the couple's daughter Leila (Oona Laurence). On the night of his retirement announcement, a rival boxer calls out Hope and an altercation breaks out, killing Maureen. Hope's self-destructive behavior worsens, and Leila is taken away by child services. In order to redeem his life and get his daughter back, Hope must return to boxing under the tutelage of hardened trainer Titus "Tick" Willis (Forest Whitaker). ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jake Gyllenhaal
    Jake Gyllenhaal - Billy "The Great" Hope
  • Forest Whitaker
    Forest Whitaker - Titus "Tuck" Wills
  • Rachel McAdams
    Rachel McAdams - Maureen Hope
  • Rita Ora
    Rita Ora - Maria Escobar
  • Naomie Harris
    Naomie Harris - Angela Rivera



Customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie with great acting and action!

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    SLL2004
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    The first glimpse we get of Jake Gyllenhaal in “Southpaw” consists of his character preparing for a pivotal boxing match at one of the biggest venues in the United States: Madison Square Garden. His trainer is wrapping his hands as he blares hip-hop from his headphones, all of this part of his process when getting ready for a fight. We’re quickly swept into the ring, where the blows are harsh and the blood flows. These scenes - the ones that are uncompromising and relentless - are the best in the film. And particularly, when Gyllenhaal is at his most remarkable. However, the movie is considerably more about a tragic event and how his character is forced to deal with the aftermath. This incident involves the death of his wife, and occurs only a few scenes after the ones I just described. This leads Billy Hope, the undefeated prize-fighter who Gyllenhaal plays, to lose his child to protective services and seek a new trainer after reaching the lowest point in his career. More than anything, it’s about his character trying to redeem himself (both in his daughter’s eyes and in boxing). And his new mentor and coach Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker) is helping him to achieve that. For the most part, I found the movie to be an enjoyable ride. It certainly has a dark tone, that to be expected, but it’s up close and personal in a way that few studio-made films have been as of late. Gyllenhaal, as usual, puts his all into the performance. By all means, he IS this character. But as good as he is, some of the supporting cast (namely 50 Cent) aren’t able to keep up. There’s also a slight pacing problem, with several scenes that go on just a few minutes too long, this resulting in a movie that feels sluggish at times and certainly could’ve been tighter. But it’s definitely a solid drama worth seeing, and Jake Gyllenhaal’s strong performance will help you overlook the majority of its issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A “Real” Fight Flick!

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    CWLW
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    This sports movie is a superbly well-casted boxing story set in New York City but it is a very “tough” view that is also filled with harsh street language. The 2nd half of the story is a much different up-lifting view of the primitive and visceral side of boxing. It’s a story of hope and redemption and a fighter learning to become a father. This moving-picture captures with authenticity the intensity of the fight game in the boxing ring – it doesn't stop until the sound of the “bell”! And it’s a saga of the human cost of rebuilding a "busted-down" boxer back to champion status. It explores the “rage” of the ring and the importance of controlling it in order to win along with the need of both family bond and mutual support to form the chemistry of winning the boxing game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Movie

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    SPNFan29
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    The main draw, is Gyllenhaal and for very good reason. Frankly, no one would have expected him to take the part of Billy Hope, which had originally been designed with rapper Eminem in mind. And yet, Gyllenhaal once again proves with Southpaw, as he has done with his consistently bold and off-kilter career choices, that he might very well be the finest actor of his generation. In a complete turnaround from his skeletal look in last year's Nightcrawler, he's practically unrecognizable as the beefed-up, mumbly Billy, burying his own slim frame and fine bone structure beneath layers of weight and muscle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Took Me By Surprise

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    Marie
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    If you watch the trailer, you assume you've seen the film, which may feel like it when you actually watch the film. However, what I found great about this movie were the characters. I wouldn't consider myself a Jake Gyllenhaal fan by any means as I've seen him in a few films here and there, but I really enjoyed his performance. It felt believable and authentic. It was interesting watching this character's journey and how his actions and behavior not only affected his life but literally destroyed his family's. If you give this a chance, you'll recognize some story beats, especially found in sport/boxing films, but the character's journey is what I found most satisfying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Jake Gyllenhaal movie ever! (at least for me)

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    justcallmeB
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    For so many reasons this movie more than likely will not get the attention it deserves. But it is very moving. I thought this would be another knock off Rocky Balboa movie and I was wrong. If Jake Gyllenhaal ever worked hard enough for an Oscar this would be the movie I think he should get it for. I always make fun of my wife for crying during movies. This was the first time I had to hold back tears! This is a very emotional roller coaster underdog story. Very well shot, amazing cast and just when you need a moment to get your man card back your caught in the roaring bliss of a Eminem track! 5 stars all the way!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    JG gives a solid performance

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    Larsko
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    I'm confused by some of the cueing in this movie and the unresolved issues leave this movie feeling incomplete. The conflict was presented well and Hope's evolution, but the end result felt unfinished. This film had me engrossed until the final act where there were too many storylines that needed attention but weren't addressed properly. The director appeared to just throw together a resolution and abandoned even hinting at the background drama that was the depth in this film. If the director carried the depth in the opening act through the final scene this would have been a great film, instead it is just okay.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    Meaghan
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    I am in no way interested in boxing. I actually was cleaning the house and had the tv on and this movie started playing. I had to stop cleaning because I was so engrossed in this film. It has such a powerful story line I found myself cheering for Billy during his matches, and feeling sorrow for him during tragedy after tragedy that he faces. There's lots of action, lots of tears, and when it was over I had to go out and buy it so I stopped at Best Buy to purchase this film. This is a must-watch movie and even if you don't like boxing (such as myself), you will enjoy this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Slightly drawn out boxing movie with no real plot

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    MovieBuff1
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    After being exited to see who the actors were in this movie. I was extremely disappointed in the movie itself. It seemed to go nowhere fast without a real different plot or twist on this "Rocky" based movie selection. Yes it was like "Rocky" in a sense, a boxer with no real people skills or a real home person that was raised by a proper mom and dad but by another state run institution. After that it flopped! But with all the other flops out there in movie selections lately it got from me 3 Stars out of 5.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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