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This bouty biopic fails to pack much of a punch...

Risen review

Float like a rhinoceros, sting like a beaver: this leaden boxing biopic, based on the life of Welsh featherweight Howard Winstone, never gets out of its corner.

In the ’60s, Winstone shot to fame with an impressive record (67 fights, 61 wins) and a distinctive handicap: he’d lost three of the fingertips from his right hand in an industrial accident.

KO -ed by a flabby screenplay and lacking the money to do justice to the ’60s setting, director Neil Jones falls back on clever tricks – like using an HD Glove Cam – but fails to punch above his weight.

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