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: 71% 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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Richard James Havis
South China Morning Post

Solid in all creative departments, and downplaying melodrama and big moments for an even-handed realism, it's an accomplished piece of filmmaking.

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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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Rick Kisonak
Seven Days

Teller is a knockout. He nails the hometown hero's accent, fighting style and goofball charm.

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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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Ed Williamson

It's a boxing movie so you know where it's headed -- though in fairness it seems pretty true to Vinny's actual story, so whaddya gonna do.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
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
Ian Walker
An inspirational story that shows us the beauty of perseverance. A superb performance from Miles Teller, in his best performance yet, covers up the few genre… More
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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
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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