Beautiful Boxer
Beautiful Boxer (2005)

Based on the true story of Thailand's famed transgender kickboxer, Beautiful Boxer is a poignant action drama that punches straight into the heart and mind of a boy who fights like a man so he can become a woman. Believing he's a… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 18, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2005
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Hank Sartin
Chicago Reader

The cinematography tends toward cramped framing and busy composition but opens up nicely for the exciting fight sequences.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

You can't help but root for Asanee's troubled character, in and out of the ring.

Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

a long, meandering accumulation of unnecessary detail, where any number of episodes might have "got the chop" with little damage to the overall integrity of the film.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film earns points for avoiding buffoonery, but it plods along with few surprises or emotional flash points.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Though a bit long and occasionally awkward, this drama ultimately does justice to its inspiration.

Jamie Woolley

An inspiring drama which, despite its uneven nature, still manages to pack a punch.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Manages to take a story that Jerry Springer would love and turn it into a sober and sensitive character study about identity and self-determination.

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Dana Stevens
New York Times

A rare hybrid: an underdog sports picture that's also a transgender fairy tale.

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Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire

Beautiful Boxer: Boys Do Cry

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Incredible and extraordinary true story of a champion Thai boxer who underwent a sex change operation to become a beautiful woman.
Jesse Ortega
Objectively I'd say this was a very good movie, but I just find that the movie is excessively sentimental and the acting can be downright awful at times.… More
Ina S
Wonderful true story of a transgender thai boxing champion in search of his own identity. The movie follows the tender boy, who becomes a tough boxing champion,… More