The movie follows Tommy Riley as he struggles to erase the debts that his father has by almost any means necessary. The story of the movie carries the viewer through many dangerous and yet fascinating situations. By putting his life in the line, young Tommy, decides to undergo dangerous situations to avoid even more dangerous ones. It teaches it’s viewers to use only well calculated risks and makes them feel like they are walking next to Tommy which is incredibly surprised by discovering that two more students from his class are using the same means to solve their own bad situations.
The plot of the movie is what makes it that much more interesting for almost any audience as it captivates the viewer to feel the melodrama of Tommy. It includes action and drama and manages to mix them into a great combination. The movie is not only very well directed but the acting was astonishingly well performed. As the story develops we learn the means of true friendship and what a son is willing to do for a loving father. The movie experiments with one of the many illegal activities people are willing to do to make money, illegal underground boxing. The secondary two stories complement the main story to new levels of understanding and comprehension.
The movie does a great job showing us a darker side to boxing than the one on the legal ring. It lets us see how dangerous it truly can be as it gives us an example with “Lincoln” as he gets a brain tumor from the fighting he has done only to stubbornly continue fighting. It also shows us that strangers that try to act as your friend are mostly doing that with the main interest of using you to new extents. It also shows the viewer how people react to seeing their best friend in a life or death situations and the extent of their actions. The music of the movie highly complements all the fighting and the drama the movie has to offer as we follow the story of Tommy.
The movie is a great movie for the young adult; it is highly recommended that children are accompanied by their parents or guardians if they intend to watch this movie. Overall the movie will have you gripping your sofa in suspense to the surprise of what is going to happen next. If you want to watch a different yet fascinating fighting movie this is the movie to watch.
- Cuba Gooding Jr., James Marshall, Brian Dennehy, Robert Loggia, Ossie Davis
- Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Rowdy Herrington
You'll be able to prepare yourself for the new theatrical version of "Godzilla" by watching old Godzilla movies on Netflix this month. Or, if that's not your style, you can watch an old Barbra Streisand or Woody Allen movie instead. Either way, Netflix is ready for you with its new releases in May.