Not without its flaws (felt like the love interest - no, not Stallone - could easily have been replaced with a sexy lamp, for example) but the fight scenes (which, let's face it, is what we came to see) are totally, utterly gripping. Couldn't predict the outcome of any of the bouts and those opponents were terrifying. Michael B Jordan shines as the lead and Stallone is solid too. Special mention to the soundtrack.
This is now officially my favourite Woody Allen film. It's adorable, it's magical, it's enchanting...but it also gets in plenty of sly digs at the film industry and everyone involved therewith. Plus the whole thing is set during the Depression.
I loved the whole cast, but singling out the two leads, Mia Farrow is an absolute delight and Jeff Daniels(!) gets it spot on in the dual role of Baxter/Shepherd.
I look forward to watching this a second time.
And then a bunch more times.