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New Southpaw Movie Got Mixed Reviews From Top Critics. The Weinstein Company released their new drama flick, “Southpaw,” into theaters this weekend, and the top movie critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that they were pretty mixed with an overall 57 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oona Laurence and Rachel McAdams. We’ve added blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a great 100 score, saying: “The experience of Southpaw is rather like seeing the truth behind the cliches, revived in all their pain and power to surprise.”

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an 88 grade, stating: “While Southpaw will surprise almost no one who has seen a fair amount of boxing movies, Fuqua’s direction and the excellent performances keep the action humming.”

Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 77 score, stating: ” Southpaw is so simultaneously entertaining and unsurprising that it could go straight to ESPN Classic, but if these are the extremes it takes for certain people to notice that, hey, that guy from “Bubble Boy” has turned into a heck of an actor, then so be it.”

Brian Truitt at USA Today, gave it a 75 score. He said: “While Southpaw doesn’t do anything innovative with the punch-drunk formula — there’s even a rousing final match, leaving you exhausted by the end — Gyllenhaal and Whitaker are real heavyweights who give the feature a winning combo.”

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