Bleed For This
Bleed For This (2016)

BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 18, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 14, 2017
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Bleed for This rises on the strength of Miles Teller's starring performance to deliver a solid fact-based boxing drama that takes a few genre clichés on the chin but keeps on coming.

Jake Coyle
Associated Press

Ben Younger's Bleed for This, starring Miles Teller, distinguishes itself by doubling down on some of the tried-and-true formulas. It's a comeback times two.

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Glenn Kenny
New York Times

This is a boxing movie that actually gets boxing.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

The images of someone essentially handicapped undergoing extensive physical training most definitely make for images that are both haunting and inspirational

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Brad Wheeler
Globe and Mail

There's always another fight, just as there's always another boxing film.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

You can't shake the sense that the real Vinny Paz is far more fascinating than this basic boxing biopic.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Despite a decent central turn from Miles Teller, the film is predictable and has a healthy relationship with genre cliché.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

Teller is magnetic in the lead role, and he helps "Bleed for This" transcend boxing movie clichés.

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Chris Klimek

Thirty of Paz's 50 career victories were by knockout, but Bleed for This wins more narrowly, on points.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

Bleed hits every well-trod beat and expectation of the genre, and is such a rote exercise it might as well be called Boxing: The Movie, or Sports Comeback: The True Hollywood Story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A decently performed and executed come-from-behind boxing movie that gets you to keep watching despite your knowledge of having seen it all before.
Philip Price
Though the national stage for boxing has only seemed to grow smaller and smaller over the years Hollywood's infatuation with the sport has only grown… More
Brendan Nicholls
My only concern is all the boxing movies that came out in 2016 lacked heart, this movie was much better then Hands of Stone, no debate. The cast is great but… More
K Nife Churchkey
I knew Aaron Eckhart was a good actor, but I never thought he could get so into character that he would go bald! Hell, I nearly went grey from how tense this… More
Lane Zieben
Bleed for This adds to a long line of boxing films success not for its fighting, but for its unbelievable story of courage and resistance. The never-say-quit… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
Bleed for This is just your average boxing movie. Nothing special happens afterwards. The only special you're getting is whatever's the movie's… More