Fighting Tommy Riley
Fighting Tommy Riley (2005)

A young fighter and an elderly trainer try to trade their shaky futures in for a championship belt in this independent drama. Tommy Riley (J.P. Davis) is a boxer whose young career is already in decline; while he has talent, he also has… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 6, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Joe Brown
San Francisco Chronicle

If it fails to land its big final punch, it's still a contender.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The sort of slick-looking indie that plays well at film festivals, this heavy-handed boxing drama is really just a flyweight bulked up on cliches and false sentimentality.

Don Willmott

You may come to Fighting Tommy Riley for the boxing, but you'll find much more to ponder than left jabs and right hooks

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Ned Martel
New York Times

In Fighting Tommy Riley, another boxing drama is asking audiences to gird themselves for more emotional gut punches.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

This small, lovingly crafted film continually surprises with its depth and resonance.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

Tommy Riley is a ten-cent Baby.

Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly

Anchored by Eddie Jones' passionate performance as the trainer dragged from mysterious retirement, the film also benefits from its convincing milieu.

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