• 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paddy Considine
  • Cast: Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell

Matty (Considine) is a former world middleweight champion who sustains a life-altering injury during a fight, and who must struggle to keep going his relationship with his wife Emma (Whittaker) and new baby. Tender and earnest drama from writer-director Considine, flawed by not giving enough narrative room to Emma and her journey but still effective.

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Matty Burton is the middleweight boxing champion of the world. Coming to the end of his career, he must make money and get out, aiming to secure a home with his wife Emma and baby daughter. After a titanic battle against Andre ‘The Future’ Bryte, Matty collapses and falls into a coma. Waking up he faces memory loss and an personality altered, leaving him with the ultimate fight - to piece his life back together as his world disintegrates.

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27 Feb 20183 stars

GFF 2018: Sensitive boxing drama from writer-director-star Paddy Considine

Boxing's macho posturing is stripped away in a tender drama, focusing on a champion fighter's rehabilitation after sustaining a head injury. It's the second feature from writer-director Paddy Considine. His follow-up to Tyrannosaur acts as the flipside…

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