Blue Blood
Blue Blood (2006)

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… More

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John Anderson
Variety

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.

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Total Film

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.

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David Jones
BBC.com

At its best, Blue Blood just shows that boxing is a particularly tough sport to lose at.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

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.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Their various trials and tribulations make for sturdy docusoap-style viewing.

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Xan Brooks
Guardian

Keen and nimble and light on its toes.

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Helen OHara
Empire Magazine

The story's slight, but it's still an exhilarating look at an unlikely group of heroes, scored and edited for maximum effect.

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Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK

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.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

An amusing, observant documentary.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Gordon A
Average boxing documentary following Oxford students preparing for their Varsity match. Predictable narrative arc fails to inspire and the central question of… More