Risen
Risen (2010)

This documentary traces the triumphant life story of Howard Winstone, a man who at age 29 became a boxing champion, even though years earlier he had lost part of three fingers in an accident.

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Ed Andrews
Little White Lies

All trousers, no mouth.

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Jamie Russell
Total Film

KO -ed by a flabby screenplay and lacking the money to do justice to the '60s setting, director Neil Jones falls back on clever tricks - like using an HD Glove Cam - but fails to punch above his weight.

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Phelim O'Neill
Guardian

Unfortunately the film doesn't quite get to grips with it on anything other than a superficial level, seemingly too charmed by the polite, respectful lead character to get down and dirty with any bigger issues, so punches are pulled in the drama.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Stodgy fare that eulogises the man rather than delving deeply into his compelling life.

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Jamie Russell
Radio Times

The re-creation of the 1960s backdrop on a tight budget sadly never allows the director to unleash the epic sweep this against-the-odds yarn really requires.

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