Twenty Four Seven
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In this debut feature film from young British writer-director Shane Meadows, an unemployed ex-boxer, Alan Darcy (Bob Hoskins), borrows money from a gangster to set up a boxing club in his small, gritty English city. Darcy narrates the story from his diary notes. Boxing saved him from a wasted youth, and Darcy promotes the idea to the town fathers as a gang-prevention strategy. The town's economy is in shambles and the young men have nothing to look forward to. Darcy gives them a reason to live and a dream, converting their violent energy to sport and fostering a sense of camaraderie and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

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"It follows the familiar formulaic path of Brit working-class films of the 60s, but has less edge than those films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Certainly worth seeing for its understated portrait of working-class alienation and for the enthusiasm and soul Hoskins brings to his goodhearted, hopeful character."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"Hoskins dominates with bulldog power."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Conveys the challenges and difficulties faced by all who dare to make the world a better place."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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