There are bits of this film that are good but there's so much of it that just clunks so badly. Large sections of it are so wooden you could make pallets out of it. Danny John Jules is good but he's having to work so hard because the Fighter is pure Chipboard ( He's so poor I cannot even be bothered to check his name - probably for the best). He tries to play the strong silent type but he has no charisma at all. Has he acted before because he's way out of his depth in this? The Director thinks he's doing a Lock Stock job but he continues the crate-like dominance of this film. There's no zip about his direction. Yes the fight scenes do help it but the script is infantile in its content - dreamy shots of lone boxer staring at the river reflecting on something in his past. Just lazy and cliched. It nearly caught a whiff of 'Minder' on occasions but soon lost it. At the end I just couldn't see the point why someone had put up the money for this to be made.
Well!! what can I say about this.......The acting is crap. The reason I bought this film was because it says tom hardy is in it Lol what a joke!! On the front cover it says tom hardy and Tammer Hasan also star.......Yeah for about 1minute and I'm not joking. So any Tom hardy or Tammer Hasan fans forget it. You Will be very disappointed as was I..don't waste your money on this rubbish.
Having been fortunate enough to see this movie prior to release i can honestly say it is well worth watching. There are some great action scenes with a credible, gritty and realistic story line. The comedy elements in the film widen its appeal to both sexes so i am sure my girlfriend will enjoy this film as much as i did.