Two Fists, One Heart
Two Fists, One Heart (2009)

Television-honed Aussie director Shawn Seet helms this contemporary domestic drama about the events that befall a family of Sicilian immigrants in their adopted home of Perth, Western Australia. Though the son of the Argo clan,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 19, 2009
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Simon Foster

Seet wraps up all the story elements with an economy that suggests a natural story-telling talent has been discovered.

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Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

It's a familiar tale, but the performances are strong, particularly that of Fantastichini, and it's directed with real confidence by Shawn Seet. The film delivers.

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Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

Brandishes the type of confidence, commercial appeal and clarity of vision all too seldom seen in Australian cinema. We should be producing movies like this 10 times a year, not once in a blue moon.

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Evan Williams
The Australian

The screenwriter, Rai Fazio, of Sicilian background, was a boxer from the age of four, trained by his father. So he knows what he's talking about.

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Jarrod Walker
FILMINK (Australia)

Two Fists, One Heart is an audacious, big-hearted genre piece; it punches above its weight at times, but by the final rounds of its inevitable denouement, it's firing on all cylinders.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

An admirable achievement, really impressive on all levels.

Simon Weaving

Boxer turned screenwriter Rai Fazio tries hard to create a father-son boxing drama based on his own experiences, but instead turns out a clichéd genre piece nicely shot with an edgy hand-held style

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

With his deftly applied yet unassuming sense of style, Seet has given us one of the most polished Australian films to come along in some time.

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Urban Cinefile

The themes are universal, and the simple (but not simplistic) story is delivered with considerable verve by debuting director Shawn Street and an ensemble cast that makes it zing.

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Dean McKenna
This story should be called an Australian <i>Rocky</i>. Daniel Amalm and Jessica Marais were all good in their roles, however Rai Fazio and some of… More
Deb S
Anthony Argo (Daniel Amalm) is a handsome Italian boxer and nightclub doorman. He is trained by his father Joe, a veteran boxer who has brought his Sicilian… More