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The Brawler (2019)

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Based on the true events behind "Rocky". Local boxer, Chuck Wepner was slinging liquor in Bayonne, New Jersey when he got the call. Chuck was going to fight the Heavy Weight Champion of the World, Muhammad Ali. Chuck trained hard, pushing himself to the limit so he could go toe to toe with the greatest fighter of all time. His heroic battle with Ali was only the beginning of a wild ride that takes Chuck from the lows of New Jersey to highs of Hollywood.

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Cast

Zach McGowan
as Chuck Wepner
Amy Smart
as Linda Wepner
Joe Pantoliano
as Al Braverman
Taryn Manning
as Phyllis Wepner
Burt Young
as Salvatore

Critic Reviews for The Brawler

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

A thoroughly mediocre retelling that feels like an unnecessary footnote.

January 17, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Brawler" isn't terrible, but those with any interest at all in Chuck Wepner should start with one of the many better options.

January 16, 2019 | Full Review…

I don't think that the intentions of this film were to inspire like many films about boxers tend to do, but it was more to tell an interesting story, which I felt that it did.

January 22, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Perfunctory, with plainly under-rehearsed and poorly shot boxing sequences.

January 14, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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