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Reviews: China Heavyweight (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Cynthia Fuchs @ PopMatters
    • Excerpt: The film’s boxing — its choreography — is graceful and brutal, and as the frame keeps close on their faces, they’re also mesmerizing, vexed and triumphant, fierce and vulnerable — sometimes all at once.
  • Mathieu Li-Goyette @ Panorama-cinĂ©ma [French]
  • [New – 3/21] | Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: Yung Chang’s China Heavyweight is an understated, carefully sculpted portrait of three boxers–one a veteran, and two trainees with different objectives–trying to make their way in China’s national sporting program. As with any good sports story, the competition is important, but not as important as the participants.
Updated: May 31, 2012 — 7:39 pm

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