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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
While I wouldn't say it deserved to win Best Picture, it's wonderfully acted and directed. Despite the slow pace I was mostly engaged due to how genuine everything felt. It's fine, probably nothing I'd re-watch though.
Holy christ. I think it will convey my feelings better if i just tell you that i can barely see the keyboard to type this through my tears...
I have avoided this movie for years due to the disturbing subject matter and lack of interest. After reading some of the reviews on this site I decided to give it a go.
Eastwood has always been a remarkable director and storyteller,even more so the older he gets,but with this he shows what a great actor he truly is. Having starred in some of the most iconic and influential films of the last fifty years Eastwood has never really been considered to be a "great " actor (62 years old when he finally got an oscar nom for acting) but with Unforgiven and then Million Dollar Baby something changed. Whether it took him time to relax to enjoy his craft…
Million Dollar Baby is great film that shows the importance of relationships and trust. Eastwood plays old time manager/trainer Freddie Dunn, who reluctantly takes Maggie (Swank) under his wing as his only girl fighter. It chronicle's their two year journey together full many triumphs and one big down fall. But does this downfall make Frankie question his judgment?
Eastwood provides one of his best performances (at least the most heartfelt) of his stellar career and Swank doesn't miss a beat in her portrayal of Maggie. With the two main characters getting so much attention, it's almost hard to forget about the rest of the cast, particularly its narrator; Morgan Freeman as Scrap. Each of these characters are developed so well…
Packs a powerful and emotional punch that completely knocks you on your ass but still makes you get up wanting more when it's done.
A punch to the gut. Almost literally. Yep, it's pretty fantastic. Beautifully shot, great score, superb acting, incredibly emotional and compelling. Eastwood, Swank and Freeman at their best. Especially Eastwood. This grumpy old man is frickin' exceptional. Being one of the actors and the director of the film as well.
I'm a little bit embarrassed, I almost had to shed a tear. But at a certain moment when possibly no one would ever shed a tear. It's when Jay Baruchel's Danger Barch is coming back to the gym, just before the end of the film. Love that Danger Barch. Go for it, Danger. Go for it.
Powerful story about perseverance, set in the world of female boxing. The primary casts gives great performances, yet there are a few story lines that feel underdeveloped. Still, the main relationship between Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood is fantastic.
not as great as people make it out to be but it's not his worst movie
SO undeserving of any of this baffling critical acclaim. I'll make just four other comments:
1.It continues the tradition of Clint Eastwood-directed movies: Long, slow, boring, and pointless
2.Morgan Freeman has morphed into Ossie Davis
3.If Clint's pants were pulled any higher, he'd be Urkel
4.The boxing scenes: I haven't seen choreography that stiff since my high school musicals
The mark of a good propaganda film is that you don't, or only subtly at the end, realize that you're being propagandized. I haven't yet taken the time to watch the classics like Battleship Potemkin or Triumph of the Will, and to be honest I doubt I'll be able to judge those two this way when I know what they are already, but I'm sure I'd have felt the same way as a 1920s Russian or a 1930s German. For instance, this is the way in which I view On the Waterfront, and I loved that movie because I was able to make sure that I had no idea what it was walking into it. Only at the end did…
Tremendously moving. The entire movie is dark and well acted.
more like million dollar piece of crap
Well it is kind of a dream come true. A Clint Eastwood film where he plays his usual immaculate father figure, and Morgan Freeman narrating everything that happens on screen and behind it. Million Dollar Baby is a heart touching drama. Eastwood makes is so big and deep that its hard to quit thinking about it even after last credits have rolled.
The formula is simple, take an underdog from rags to riches, there have been plenty of such themes already played out. The movie excels in considering the human element. Putting the values over glory and finally giving something so dark that you give in to the harsh realities.
Definitely a must watch (If you are moron like me who haven't watched it already) :)
Sinceramente escalofriante y magistral una obra maestra que cuenta el entusiasmo de una mujer que logra el éxito en lo que ella considera la parte mas importante de su vida, me gusto el hecho de que la historia se contara de manera simple sin llamativos ni desconcertantes saltos en el tiempo cada dialogo o frase celebre de esta película es mejor que el anterior y toca la fibra del espectador desde el primer momento las actuaciones impecables Hilary Swank y Morgan Freeman aunque Eastwood interpreta el único papel que le he visto hacer en los últimos tiempos pero sin duda le va bien.
Lamentablemente el hombre que me vendió esta película me hizo el spoiler mas grande en la historia humana pero sin embargo disfrute cada minuto.