Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Million Dollar Baby is a great boxing film with a brutal ending that I honestly didn’t see coming. I have no idea why it’s taken me fifteen years to see Eastwood’s Oscar winning sports film, but seeing it devoid of hype all these years later allowed me to really settle in and enjoy what is a really good film. Eastwood is excellent as the gravelly trainer and Swank really convinces as the from the streets Boxer come good. If the pay of hurts, it’s became you really bye into the characters. I probably could have lost the Freeman narration (a little too Shawshank) but overall this one really does deserve the plaudits.
Best Bit: The title fight
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Rocky, The Fighter, When We Were Kings