Against The Ropes

Transplant ERIN BROCKOVICH into one of the later ROCKY films, add a healthy dollop of LEGALLY BLOND-style lipstick feminism and the result is this thoroughly formulaic gloss on the life and career of pioneering boxing promoter Jackie Kallen, who took on mobsters, thugs and assorted sexist scum armed with street smarts, high heels and an unshakable devotion...read more

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02:30 — The second trailer for Against the Ropes is almost exactly like the first. Meg Ryan plays Jackie Kallen, the first female boxing manager.
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02:30 — Against the Ropes is based on the story of Jackie Kallen, the first female boxing manager.

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Biopic of female fight manager Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan) earns a split decision: solid acting but a hokey, predictable plot. Omar Epps plays boxer Luther Shaw; Charles S. Dutton costars as Shaw's trainer and makes his big-screen directorial debut. Kallen se (more…)

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