Rocky clichés abound in this yawnsome tale of a Puerto Rican prizefighter whose rise to the top alienates him from his family and friends. Yes, this film really is that predictable, and it's all the more disappointing for being the directorial debut of actor John Leguizamo.

The star of Carlito's Way and Romeo + Juliet trained for six months to play the lead role and shot his fight scenes with real sluggers who were specifically told not to pull their punches. Strange, then, he should be so timid both in front of and behind the camera, only breaking from tradition with an unsatisfying, open-ended climax.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: August 1st 2004

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