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Jawbone (15)

Action, Drama, Sport

Former youth boxing champion Jimmy McCabe, after hitting rock bottom, returns to his childhood boxing club and his old team, gym owner Bill and corner-man Eddie.

The critical consensus

Jawbone is a lovingly assembled, if not wholly successful concentration of British talent.

***(*)(*)Karen Krizanovich, The List, 08/05/2017

Johnny Harris packs a powerful punch as the star and writer of this heartfelt drama inspired by his experiences as a teenage champion in the ring.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 10/05/2017

We can spot from the outset just which way the film is headed but just because we can see punches coming, that doesn’t mean they stop from landing.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 10/05/2017

Gives the boxing pic a vigorous workout. Harris commits himself fully, both emotionally and physically.

****(*)Kevin Harley, Total Film, 07/05/2017

Packs a surprisingly powerful punch.

****(*)Phil Concannon, Little White Lies, 12/05/2017

A dour, dogged little drama.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 12/05/2017

Johnny Harris is excellent as a fighter struggling to overcome alcoholism in Thomas Napper’s debut as director.

****(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 14/05/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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