Movies from the 90's/2000s Million Dollar Baby (12A)
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Movies from the 90's/2000s
Million Dollar Baby (12A)
2hrs 12 mins Sport Drama
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman
Wanting to learn from the best, aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) wants Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) to train her. At the outset, he flatly refuses saying he has no interest in training a girl. Frankie leads a lonely existence, alienated from his only daughter and having few friends. Maggie's rough around the edges, but shows a lot of grit in the ring and he eventually relents. Maggie not only proves to be the boxer he always dreamed of having under his wing, but a friend who fills the great void he's had in his life. Maggie's career skyrockets, but an accident in the ring leads her to ask Frankie for one last favor.
Million Dollar Baby opened to widespread acclaim from critics, and won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Swank. Its screenplay was written by Paul Haggis, based on short stories by F.X. Toole, the pen name of fight manager and cutman Jerry Boyd. Originally published under the title Rope Burns, the stories have since been republished under the film's title.
Metascore Rating 8.6/10
Rolling Stones Peter Travers rated it 8.8/10 and wrote
The knockout punch comes from Eastwood. His stripped-down performance -- as powerful as anything he's ever done -- has a rugged, haunting beauty. The same goes for the movie.
IMDB User rating 8.1/10