Fighting Tommy Riley
Fighting Tommy Riley (2005)

A young fighter and an elderly trainer try to trade their shaky futures in for a championship belt in this independent drama. Tommy Riley (J.P. Davis) is a boxer whose young career is already in decline; while he has talent, he also has… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Joe Brown
San Francisco Chronicle

If it fails to land its big final punch, it's still a contender.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The sort of slick-looking indie that plays well at film festivals, this heavy-handed boxing drama is really just a flyweight bulked up on cliches and false sentimentality.

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Don Willmott

You may come to Fighting Tommy Riley for the boxing, but you'll find much more to ponder than left jabs and right hooks

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Ned Martel
New York Times

In Fighting Tommy Riley, another boxing drama is asking audiences to gird themselves for more emotional gut punches.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

This small, lovingly crafted film continually surprises with its depth and resonance.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Tommy Riley is a ten-cent Baby.

Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly

Anchored by Eddie Jones' passionate performance as the trainer dragged from mysterious retirement, the film also benefits from its convincing milieu.

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