Boxing Gym
Boxing Gym (2010)

The subject of the film is an Austin, Tex., institution, Lord's Gym, which was founded 20 years ago by Richard Lord, a former professional boxer. A wide variety of people of all ages, races, ethnicities and social classes train at the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 22, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 28, 2014
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Graceful and quietly inspiring.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Don't go to Boxing Gym expecting pugilistic melodrama about long-shot underdogs. There's not an ounce of fat or cliché in Frederick Wiseman's new documentary.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In a year filled with angry, sociopolitical documentaries, it's my favorite.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Even with no traditional narrative, there are wonderful discoveries to be made in Wiseman's film, which is a nice complement to the experienced director's ballet-themed last feature, "La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet."

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

For legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman to follow La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet with a film set in a down-market Texas boxing gym seems unlikely -- until you see Boxing Gym, and how it and its subjects dance.

Mike Scott

Proves once and for all that documentary heavyweight Frederick Wiseman's mesmerizing fly-on-the-wall filmmaking style -- in addition to being endlessly compelling -- is also infinitely adaptable.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

I find Wiseman's anti-narrative vow of chastity off-putting; I like a story with my pictures.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Frederick Wiseman must drive certain nonfiction filmmakers crazy. He makes it look too easy.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Of a piece with Wiseman's filmmaking philosophy, and fits snugly into the whole of his work, even's a relatively minor example of it, at least in terms of length.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
George Napper
Reflective and trancelike. Brilliant.

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