31 days of oscar: my review of clint eastwood's oscar-winning boxing film starring himself, hilary swank, and morgan freemator best picture winner: 2004. A former boxer takes a woman who hopes to become a fighter under his wing. Shot in a heartfelt film noir manner, million dollar baby is a well-directed argument for euthanasia in the tradition of the heinous national socialist german movie i accuse eastwood, swank and freeman are all brilliant in their respective roles.
Million dollar baby, above all else, feels like a work that comes out of years of living, and years of experience with people, and knowing what works and what doesn't. Clint eastwood's million dollar baby is the best movie released by a major hollywood studio this year, and not because it is the grandest, the most ambitious or even the most original. Million dollar baby 2004 pg-13 2h 12m despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer frankie dunn isn't prepared for boxer maggie fitzgerald to enter his life.
Million dollar baby movie review 12000 / 797 mike clark by now, clint eastwood has nothing to prove to moviegoers like his spaghetti western heroes did to the last pistolero of the day, he has gunned down every preconception about him. Million dollar baby is a movie about boxing like braveheart is a movie about men in kilts riding horses what it is is a movie to experience if you find yourself ever entertaining thoughts about loyalty, determination, talent, no talent, age, youth, courage, fear, fate, and the pain and joy of both living and dying. Plugged in reviews movies, videos, music, tv and games from a christian perspective we're shining a light on the world of popular entertainment plugged in is the entertainment guide your family needs to make family appropriate decisions through movie reviews, book reviews, tv reviews, and more. Million dollar baby, above all else, feels like a work that comes out of years of living, and years of experience with people, and knowing what works and what doesn't it also comes from a.
Despite impressively austere performances from its three leads, million dollar baby is a sentimental film, which succumbs to mawkish sloganeering tags from the story clint eastwood , hilary swank , million dollar baby , sports drama. Million dollar baby is eastwood's 25th film as a director, and his best yes, mystic river is a great film, but this one finds the simplicity and directness of classical storytelling it is the kind of movie where you sit very quietly in the theater and are drawn deeply into lives that you care very much about. Million dollar baby is one such movie, and it would be a travesty if its storyline and performances (hilary swank's in particular) are passed over by my reckoning, million dollar baby is the second-best english-language feature released in theaters this year, and, as such, means that eastwood deserves another best picture nomination. Perhaps the director's most touching, most elegiac work yet, million dollar baby is a film that does both the expected and the unexpected, that has the nerve and the will to be as pitiless as it is sentimental.
Watch million dollar baby movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on tvguidecom. In his beautiful boxing drama million dollar baby, eastwood allows the gentle masculinity of his recent roles to seep into the entire movie, creating a haunted tone that transforms an underdog sports film into something as intimate as a whisper. Describing million dollar baby as just a boxing movie would serve it an injustice the point of the film is not to illustrate a boxing career as one may depict the point of the film is not to illustrate a boxing career as one may depict.
Million dollar baby is a 2004 american sports drama film directed, co-produced, and scored by clint eastwood, and starring eastwood, hilary swank, and morgan freemanthis film is about an underappreciated boxing trainer, the mistakes that haunt him from his past, and his quest for atonement by helping an underdog amateur boxer achieve her dream of becoming a professional. There's a sense of the miraculous at play in clint eastwood's million dollar baby, of improbable grace arising in the most mundane surroundingsthat the film is disarming and poignant, rather than. In million dollar baby, his disappointment goes beyond moviesthe film says america itself is going to the dogs it features a series of mean-spirited spongers, cheats and ne'er-do-wells when a. For more about million dollar baby and the million dollar baby blu-ray release, see million dollar baby blu-ray review published by michael reuben on january 28, 2014 where this blu-ray release.
Movie reviews for million dollar baby mrqe metric: see what the critics had to say and watch the trailer. Ebert calls million dollar baby his no 1 movie pick of the year guess he didn't notice -- or didn't care about -- any of the manipulation or plot holes, especially relating to the ending: guess he didn't notice -- or didn't care about -- any of the manipulation or plot holes, especially relating to the ending. Reviews of million dollar baby (2004) by critics and fans watch video reviews uploaded by users. The warner brothers logo is the classic shield version, shown in a color palette (mainly black and white, with a dark green tint) matching the feel of the movie, and is static instead of the modern 3d animated sequence.