Bleed for This Film Review

Bleed for This Film Review


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Storyline: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza who, after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he’d ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks. Written by IMDB

Summary: Bleed for This is a 2016 American biographical boxing film written and directed by Ben Younger and based on the life of former world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza. The film stars Miles Teller as Paz, with Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds and Ted Levine in supporting roles.

The film had its world premiere at the 43rd Annual Telluride Film Festival on September 2, 2016 and is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 18, 2016, by Open Road Films. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

100 Chicago Sun-Times | Richard Roeper
Miles Teller gives the performance of his career as the indefatigable Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, and writer-director Ben Younger delivers one of the best boxing movies of the decade in Bleed for This. Read full review

80 We Got This Covered | Matt Donato
This is a boxing drama that scrappily battles for its recognition, determined to win you over at any cost. Read full review

80 Variety | Peter Debruge
Teller is terrific, which should come as no surprise to “Whiplash” fans, though no less significant, the film represents a significant return for writer-director Ben Younger. Read full review

75 Chicago Tribune | Michael Phillips
Don’t expect miracles. Not every biopic needs to reinvent the form. Sometimes it’s enough to inhabit it, engagingly. Read full review

75 Boston Globe | Ty Burr
Teller is cornering a market on recklessness in the roles he chooses — the energy from that demonic drum solo at the end of “Whiplash” seems to carry over into the ferocity with which Vinny pounds at life. He’s not very smart, he’s kind of a jerk, but he never, ever stops, and Bleed for This earns your respect for him. Read full review

75 New York Observer | Rex Reed
Nothing much revelatory here, but what makes the movie a keeper is the energy of director Ben Younger (Boiler Room) and the charisma of Miles Teller, the sensational young actor from “Whiplash,” who invests the role of a prizefighter with the same intensity he brought to the role of an obsessively driven drummer in that film. Read full review

70 Screen International | Wendy Ide
Rather than bring anything new to the genre, director Ben Younger settles for adding a distinctive bracing energy to the somewhat timeworn tropes. Read full review

70 The Hollywood Reporter | Todd McCarthy
Bleed for This is a gritty, pungently Rhode Island working class-set boxing drama that connects with most of its punches. Read full review

67 The A.V. Club | A.A. Dowd
Bleed For This looks at Vinny Paz and sees only unshakable determination, and though there’s a certain queasy, even darkly comic thrill to seeing the man (courageously? foolishly?) bench press his injuries away, Teller can’t make much of a character out of nothing but raw conviction and a spectacularly crappy mustache. Read full review

67 Entertainment Weekly | Chris Nashawaty
With the exception of maybe two scenes, you’ve seen everything in this movie before. Read full review

67 The Film Stage | Jared Mobarak
You won’t get the gravitas of Rocky, Raging Bull, or Creed, but you will get a character worthy of immortalization thanks to spirit and shenanigans. Read full review

67 The Playlist | Chris Willman
Paz’s story is obviously a feel-good one, which somewhat hamstrings a writer-director who you can feel chafing against the constraints of fidelity to sheer uplift. Read full review

63 Movie Nation | Roger Moore
Teller, who takes us from grins to grimaces with skill, and Eckhart, given his best role in years and his most likable performance ever, make Bleed for This worth the pain. Read full review

60 New York Daily News | Stephen Whitty
The movie’s no knockout, but at least it gives us one good performance, and one great one. Read full review

60 Time Out London | Tom Huddleston
Overall, Bleed For This is difficult to dislike: the story may be hokey but it’s real, and so is the sentiment behind it. Read full review

50 Austin Chronicle | Marjorie Baumgarten
Despite its narrative familiarity, the film is suffused with such contagious enthusiasm, distinctive performances, and local color that it stands out nevertheless. Read full review

50 Consequence of Sound Michael Roffman
Despite Pazienza’s own pitfalls and perils, the film never registers as anything more than a boilerplate boxing drama, which is a shame because the material is all there, it’s just hamstrung by a flimsy screenplay that refuses to let its characters exist on their own. Read full review

50 Indiewire | David Ehrlich
Every original drop of Bleed for This is lost in a sea of cliché and convention, and Younger seems totally incapable of separating the singular verve of his protagonist from the hackneyed arc of his defining ordeal. Read full review

40 The Guardian | Henry Barnes
For all its smashed open cuts and swollen eye sockets, Younger’s film remains an oddly sterile experience. For a biopic, it is remarkably featureless. Read full review

38 Slant Magazine | Kenji Fujishima
Any initial gestures toward acknowledging Vinny Paz’s macho egotism are eventually downplayed as the film becomes just another formulaic triumph-over-adversity saga. Read full review

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Official Sites: Official Facebook, IMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 18 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Biography | Drama | Sport
Runtime: 116 min
Production: Verdi Productions, Magna Entertainment, Bruce Cohen Productions
Filming Locations: Dunkin’ Donuts Center – 1 La Salle Square, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Director Credit
Ben Younger Director


Writer Credit
Angelo Pizzo Writer
Ben Younger Writer
Pippa Bianco Writer


Principal Cast Credit
Aaron Eckhart Kevin Rooney
Ciarán Hinds Angelo Pazienza
Katey Sagal Louise Pazienza
Miles Teller Vinny Pazienza


Cast Credit
Aaron Eckhart Kevin Rooney
Allie Marshall Sport Reporter/Fight Attendee
Amanda Clayton Doreen Pazienza
Ashley Couture Ringside Spectator/High Roller Casino Gambler
Ashley Tramonte Ringside VIP
Christine Evangelista Ashley
Ciarán Hinds Angelo Pazienza
Dante Palminteri NBC Late Night Page
David Gere Scott Pryor
Gia Skova Duran Ring Girl
Jordan Gelber Dan Duva
Julie Ann Dawson Ring Girl
Katey Sagal Louise Pazienza
Kimberly Howe Doreen’s Friend
Liz Carey Charity
Mark Burzenski Event Security
Miles Teller Vinny Pazienza
Portland Helmich Reporter At Weigh-In
Stephanie McIntyre VIP Supporter
Susan Garibotto Casino Gambler
Ted Levine Lou Duva
Tina Casciani Heather


Producer Credit
Ben Matthew Empey Associate Producer
Ben Younger Producer
Bruce Cohen Producer
Chad A. Verdi Producer
David Gendron Executive Producer
Emma Tillinger Producer
Gino Pereira Associate Producer
Joshua Sason Executive Producer
Kori Sparks Associate Producer
Marielle Olentine Associate Producer
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer
Michael Hansen Executive Producer
Michelle Verdi Executive Producer
Myles Nestel Executive Producer
Noah Kraft Producer
Pamela Thur Producer
Robert Tarini Executive Producer


Music Credit
Julia Holter Music

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