Strength and Honour
Strength and Honour (2007)

A man who has turned his back on violence must reclaim his skills as a fighter for the sake of his family in this sentimental drama. Sean Kelleher (Michael Madsen) is an amateur boxer who goes too far while sparring with his brother and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 19, 2007
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Director-screenwriter Mark Mahon is unable to inject any freshness whatsoever into this highly formulaic genre piece, though he has elicited several good performances.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

There is not a real character to be found, nor a single convincing punch thrown. But I do like the name 'Smasher'.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Not even a contender for the DVD bins, to which it'll be banished before the eight count.

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Ronnie Scheib

The script delivers a series of low blows to the intelligence from which auds will never recover.

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Laura Kern
New York Times

Mr. Madsen fails to elevate this earnest morality tale, written, produced and directed by Mark Mahon, above excessive banality.

Cathy Suhocki
TV Guide's Movie Guide

For the most part the film moves along at a nice clip and provides an interesting glimpse inside the endlessly fascinating world of the Travellers.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Under Mark Mahon's by-the-numbers direction, Strength and Honour is a standard soaper that might be helpful to watch when you're suffering from insomnia some night.

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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

Relentlessly dismal and dismally predictable.

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

With a lowered chin, squinted eyes and gravelly voice, Madsen emotes in convulsions, his awkwardly expressed scenes of grief and interactions with his adolescent co-star lingering onscreen uncomfortably too long, as if more time would exhume feeling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Lea Lea
not bad..