Blue Blood
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Cambridge and Oxford have long had well-earned reputations as two of the finest schools in the United Kingdom -- and for nearly as long, a bitter rivalry has stood between them. While the students at both schools are far better suited to academia than sport, that doesn't stop a brave handful from volunteering for the boxing teams at their respective universities, and Blue Blood is a documentary which follows a year in the life of Oxford's student pugilists. As the Oxford boxing coach is forced to build the team from scratch after the graduation of the previous year's squad, he has… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the better sports movies in recent memory, Blue Blood is a counteragent to the era of the steroid-shooting superhero, a film that puts athletics back in perspective, and on a human scale."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"Real life Rockys with stiff upper (class) lips come out of their corners in Blue Blood, a captivating film about the Oxford University boxing team."
‑ , Total Film
"At its best, Blue Blood just shows that boxing is a particularly tough sport to lose at."
‑ David Jones,
"Stevan Riley succeeds in offering a restrained and insightful portrait of the personalities behind personal glories won and lost within the pressures of such an institutional hot-house."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Their various trials and tribulations make for sturdy docusoap-style viewing."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"Keen and nimble and light on its toes."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"The story's slight, but it's still an exhilarating look at an unlikely group of heroes, scored and edited for maximum effect."
‑ Helen OHara, Empire Magazine
"A minority interest at best, yet for the most part director Stevan Riley succeeds in making an accessible and entertaining film about what could potentially be an alienatingly arcane look at Varsity sports."
‑ Michelle Thomas, Future Movies UK
"An amusing, observant documentary."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
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