Movie Review: Boxing drama Southpaw isn’t worth the gym time Jake Gyllenhaal put into it

Jake Gyllenhaal has played cops, soldiers, even time-traveling action heroes, but he’s never looked less meek and sensitive, less Donnie Darko, than he does in Southpaw. As Billy Hope, a pugilist going several rounds with his personal demons, the actor sports a military buzz cut, a chin caked in dark stubble, and mounds upon mounds of glistening muscle. It’s a real blood, sweat, and tears kind of performance, extra emphasis on the blood: Crimson drips perpetually from a swollen eye or...

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