Hands Of Stone
No mas. No surrender.

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Hands Of Stone

09 Dec, 2016
1 hrs 51 mins
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Hands Of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran Edgar Ramirez, the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words no mas (no more).
Like most biopics, this one typically depicts the rise and fall of a slum child of Panama; a boxing prodigy who goes on to win 22 of the 25 odd fights he participates in. Mentored by Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro), Duran who has "hands of stone" invariably beats his opponents, winning countless titles in his 34-year-long career. However, this isnt just one of those sport-dramas that dont travel too far from the arena. ...Read full review
Boxing movies the classic Raging Bull excepted tend to punch the same way: Underdog hits it big, then blows it before launching a comeback. From Rocky to Creed, that`s been the drill. Hands of Stone, the true story of 1970`s lightweight champ Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), never strays far from the path. But the Venezuelan-born writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz (Secuestro Express) knows how to muscle up momentum and bring the best out of actors. ...Read full review
Hands of Stone, based on the life of one of the greatest boxers ever to throw a punch, Roberto Duran, is no classic, nor is it a slouch. But curiously, none of it is its fault really. It is faced with unbeatable odds; odds that push it into a corner, odds that make it cling to the ropes. It would have been foolish to expect greatness from it. ...Read full review



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