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Million Dollar Baby
Beyond his silence, there is a past. Beyond her dreams, there is a feeling. Beyond hope, there is a memory. Beyond their journey, there is a love.
Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Morgan Freeman's voiceover is as smooth as a baby's behind! It's darn right intoxicating! Fills me with the kind of warmth often felt in my mothers kitchen with the enticing scent of fresh baked bread in the air or a stiff drink of southern comfort to warm the bones on a chilly night!
Even though the central theme of boxing may not be everyones forte at the heart of the story just below the surface lies the real story! A story of one persons highest and lowest points in their lives! The highest points are inspiring! For a brief time we are able to live vicariously through her and know what it feels like to be a champion!While the lowest…
Million Dollar Baby is an example of story telling that is so brilliant it seems almost too easy. It just flows so smoothly and patiently while never once being boring, a story of three characters that feel authentic and genuine, real people that I felt compassion for throughout. Clint Eastwood is both behind and in front of the camera for this one, and both aspects are an achievement he should be proud of. His performance of Frankie Dunn often times felt like business as usual for Eastwood, a familiar voice and demeanor to many of his other memorable roles, but just when I thought I had him pegged for typical he threw a few punches at me that felt anything…
Contrary to what I expected, Million Dollar Baby is a truly visceral experience headlined by fantastic work from Hillary Swank. I expected Clint Eastwood to be great both in front of and behind the camera and I wasn't disappointed. Swank was a complete surprise though. She had the ability to make or break this film and she more than "made" it. Her chemistry with Eastwood was palpable and an absolute joy to watch.
Behind the camera Eastwood was even more impressive. In particular his use of lighting, especially in some of the earlier gym sequences was impressive. I've never thought much of Eastwood-the-director but Million Dollar Baby gave me reason to rethink…
My god - does Morgan Freeman have to narrate everything?? It didn't even make much sense being that his character wasn't around for half the things he was narrating about...
That was the constant nagging problem for me, outside of the predictable Oscar-type plot. I went into it thinking I could tell you what this movie's about without watching it at all. Well, I wasn't too far off - and then it gets worse! The melodrama piles on, bringing in unnecessary story developments, cheap one-note characters and unearned heartfelt moments.
Thankfully, the performances themselves from the main actors were all pretty good - Clint Eastwood as the aging wise trainer Frankie Dunn, Hilary Swank as the poor underdog female boxer…
This was one of those films that was praised at the time, but was also 'cool to hate' on film forums. Never understood the hate myself, and think Eastwood, Swank and Freeman are all on top form. The ending is as powerful now, as it was the first time I viewed it ten years ago.
Mr. Hero Eastwood (yes, with a capital!), Morgan, sensational Voiceover, Freeman and especially Jay, Danger, Baruchel are really well worked out characters in Million dollar Baby. It is not the most sensational movie ever, however the twist of emotions during the movie are a roller coaster on itself. Although sport is the central theme in the movie, at the end you realize it is actually not about boxing at all but about self-esteem, dreams and stubbornness. That stubbornness in the characters Clint plays (Gran Torino, Escape from Alcatraz etc.) are the reason why you always want to know more why he is that stubborn! But at the end, the sparkle lights always up and you know why people love his movies so much!
To brothers, to sisters and to Frater!
No sé qué me pasa últimamente, quizá tengo el corazón de piedra en estos días, no puedo mentir si digo que me llegó esta película, de verdad no puedo. Creo que es un film con una excelente historia pero mal ejecutada. Las actuaciones me parecieron buenas, pero ya creo que no aguanto a Morgan Freeman narrando siempre, no me parece merecedor de ese Oscar con esta interpretación. Es alentadora, pero no lo suficiente para mí, me gustó en parte eso. Otra cosa: maldita Billie 'The Blue Bear'.
"Anyone can lose one fight."
Has the simple Eastwood direction style that allows you to get engrossed in the story. The narrative and characters of this film are really engaging because it is has great emotional highs and lows and the addition of Morgan Freeman narration makes it even more interesting. The acting really helps to make the story even more engaging as each actor portrays their characters strongly.
A memorable film and the second movie after Mystic River in the beginning of the second career of Clint Eastwood as an awesome director and actor. Million Dollar Baby is not only about boxing, but also about the human side behind the sport and the outcome in the shape of some bad luck.
Dare I say, best sports movie ever? If not the best, it definitely is among them. Clint Eastwood has proven time and time again that he is one of the best directors to ever grace the silver screen. And not only for cowboy and detective movies. I honestly believe that he can make any kind of movie that he wants to.
This goes without saying, but if you have seen this movie you know that the performances are all incredible. I wouldn't expect anything less from Morgan Freeman and Mr. Eastwood. I have to admit I never really cared for Hilary Swank, but her performance in this movie definitely deserved the credit it got. You don't have to take my…
Well this won't get one like, if you asked me what's one of the most overrated movies I have seen I would probably say Million Dollar Baby it's is sad it's just boring and slow but I don't mind slow films but this one I just can't get into.
Takes too long to make a point that is actually not that noteworthy anyway.
Very good sports film about an up and coming girl boxer.
But, the problem with films (boxing) is, it is very easy to read and you know what will happen which is similar to the Rocky films.
But, what an ending to a film. Heartbracking!
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