Poor Boy's Game
Poor Boy's Game (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 26, 2008
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Poor Boy's Game is a movie built around a boxing match, but its most powerful scenes involve no jabs or hooks.

Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The film does not pull its punches, and though uneven, is compelling.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

[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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...certainly marks a step in the right direction for filmmaker Clement Virgo...

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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.

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