Rent Jawbone (2017)

3.4 of 5 from 71 ratings
1h 31min
Rent Jawbone (aka The Ballad of Jimmy McCabe) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
"Jawbone" is the story of a former youth boxing champion, fighting back after decades out of the ring. Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris) is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill (Ray Winstone), cornerman Eddie (Michael Smiley) and promoter Joe (Ian McShane). Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he will risk his life to stand tall and to regain his place in the world.
Actors:
, , , , Luke J.I. Smith, , , , David Cronin, Lee Latham, , , , , , , Jennifer Craven, , ,
Directors:
Thomas Napper
Producers:
Michael Elliott, Johnny Harris
Writers:
Johnny Harris
Aka:
The Ballad of Jimmy McCabe
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Drama, Sports & Sport Films
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/06/2017
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/06/2017
Run Time:
92 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (4) of Jawbone

The best Boxing film since Rocky? - Jawbone review by MB

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12/09/2017

Johnny Harris and Thomas Napper have, in my humble opinion, created the best film focusing on the world of boxing since Rocky. I am not a boxer or am I particularly drawn to the genre but having seen Johnny's incredibly nuanced work in other film and television performances I was compelled to watch Jawbone. His portrayal of a tortured former junior champion, battling loss, booze and and an ability to control his inner rage is, in equal measure, both heartbreaking and inspiring. Backed by a cast of Great British talent, Michael Smiley in particular, and Ray Winstone ( whom I can only assume are in his speed-dial) this is a film that the likes of Southpaw set out to be but only suffer by comparison. A hard hitting, beautifully acted drama and I challenge, even the hardest of men, to keep a dry eye. If BAFTA doesn't give it a nod then shame on them.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Better than I thought a boxing film could be - Jawbone review by RC

Spoiler Alert
22/03/2018

While this is a "boxing" film it has a gritty realism which draws one in to the lives of the characters. Shot almost entirely in close-ups it is unlike any other boxing film.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Brutal - Jawbone review by GL

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29/03/2018

Not for the faint hearted, Johnny Harris is superb, the fight scenes feel bone crunchingly authentic

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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