Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODMOVIES -

and he’s the quickto-anger brawn, who is un­de­feated in 42 bouts. A sense­less shoot­ing ac­counts for Mau­reen and sinks this ripe film for a while, un­til, that is, For­est Whitaker’s world-weary box­ing trainer ap­pears and sorts Billy out. A bulky Gyl­len­haal is suit­ably in­tense, but South­paw, from the di­rec­tor of Train­ing Day, is still a very corny box­ing film, which is el­e­vated by its com­mit­ted per­for­mances and some con­vinc­ing fight scenes.

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