film review

Jake Gyllenhaal’s physical transformation marks his commitment to the role of boxing champ Billy Hope in Southpaw. Photo: The Weinstein Co

Film review: Southpaw

Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua unfortunately shares a fatal flaw with the film’s lead character, light heavyweight champion Billy Hope: despite an indomitable work ethic and mountains of sincerity, all his best efforts fall apart when he doesn’t have a plan. Fuqua is capable of being a master craftsman, capable of making potentially forgettable crime yarns […]