The Kid: Chamaco
The Kid: Chamaco (2009)

Martin Sheen stars in this boxing drama about a doctor and his son, a former contender, who attempt to put aside their differences long enough to shape a scrappy Mexico City street fighter into a seasoned pugilist who will take the world of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 28, 2010
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Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times

Chamaco (The Kid) is a boxing drama with an unusually high ring IQ.

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Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

Chamaco has all the bumps and bruises of a boxing-themed film, but its story is also a tender one about a young man coming of age, and a father and son mending a frayed relationship.

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Andrew Schenker
L.A. Weekly

We're treated to subplots involving Abner's meth-addicted girlfriend and a romance between his prostitute sister and his trainer, which leads to a scene of such melodramatic absurdity that it negates any remaining shred of narrative credibility.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Despite a gratingly clichéd soundtrack and a violent climax that feels wholly unearned, "The Kid" has an awkward earnestness that's very endearing.

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