Poor Boy's Game
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Released from prison after serving ten years for pummeling his opponent to the point of inflicting severe brain damage, working class pugilist Donnie Rose (Rossif Sutherland) finds his efforts to start life anew complicated by simmering racism and long-suppressed vengeance. In the aftermath of Donnie's notorious bout with aspiring boxer Charlie Carvery (K.C. Collins), racial tensions in Halifax, Nova Scotia sharply divided the community between black and white. During his sentence Donnie not only honed his boxing skills to near perfection, but he also entered into a furtive affair with his… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Poor Boy's Game is a movie built around a boxing match, but its most powerful scenes involve no jabs or hooks."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"The film does not pull its punches, and though uneven, is compelling."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"[Director Clement] Virgo and co-writer Chaz Thorne look beyond the usual character arcs, adding fresh and urgent perspective to a socially aware and emotionally intense movie."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"...certainly marks a step in the right direction for filmmaker Clement Virgo..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"A bold script improves this drama about masculinity and bigotry in a small community. It also helps to have a terrific actor like Danny Glover on board."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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