Million Dollar Baby

2004

Action / Drama / Sport

197
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90% · 270 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 90% · 250K ratings
IMDb Rating 8.1/10 10 725960 726K

Director

Top cast

Clint Eastwood as Frankie Dunn
Morgan Freeman as Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Riki Lindhome as Mardell Fitzgerald
Hilary Swank as Maggie Fitzgerald
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
655.03 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG-13
Subtitles nl  fr  
23.976 fps
2 hr 12 min
Seeds 43
2.44 GB
1920*800
English 5.1
PG-13
Subtitles nl  fr  
23.976 fps
2 hr 12 min
Seeds 61

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 10 / 10

Unforgettable, Touching, Human, Realistic, Sad, Spectacular – One of the Best Dramas I Have Ever Seen

Yesterday I finally saw the great Oscar winner of 2005, and I can say that "Million Dollar Baby" really deserves the awards of best film, director, lead actress and supporting actor, and even the prize of lead actor in the hands of Clint Eastwood would not be a mistake of the Academy: Ben Kinsley and Jamie Foxx were great, but in a whole I would have given the award to Clint Eastwood.

The story is very simple and real: Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), a poor thirty-one years old waiter from the very lower classes and with a dysfunctional loser family, decides to make a difference through the box. She convinces the experienced hardened box trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) to couch her and be her manager, with the support of his old partner Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris (Morgan Freeman), who sees her potential as a boxer. Frankie has a problem of relationship with his daughter, and practically adopts Maggie along her career, until she is seriously wounded in a fight for the championship and he has to take a decision.

This unpleasant and sad theme, in the hands of another director, might have become corny. But the awesome Clint Eastwood deals with such touching story without final redemption, very realistic, making a future unforgettable classic in the genre. The characters and the dramatic situation are perfectly developed, and in the end, the viewer becomes sad, but never depressed. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Menina de Ouro" ("Golden Girl")

Reviewed by namashi_1 8 / 10

Superb!

Clint Eastwood is a legendary film personality. I am a great fan of his. As an actor, I had my reservations with him, but as a storyteller, I have truly inhaled him. 'Million Dollar Baby' is amongst his finest films, a superb film, that almost reaches a Landmark level!

About a hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer. 'Million Dollar Baby' begins with some humor, then it improves itself into becoming a motivational punch, but ends as a dry and depressing saga. I adored almost everything about the film, except the final 20-25 minutes. The culmination is very depressing. In fact, one just doesn't imagine it would have to end this way! But in all fairness, this one is a winner!

Eastwood's understanding to the subject is objective and that's biggest plus point. Tom Stern's Cinematography is splendid. Joel Cox's editing is razor-sharp.

In the acting department, Hilary Swank delivers a Knock-out performance. She is the life of the show. Morgan Freeman is wonderfully restrained. Eastwood's performance, is a pure of example, of apt multi-tasking. Jay Baruchel as Danger, is flawless. Anthony Mackie is his usual self. Brian F. O'Byrne is passable.

On the whole, the list of accolades this 2004 flick received is truly unprecedented. It's got a legendary tag. From this writer, Thumbs Up!

Reviewed by sydmwswy 9 / 10

Not hard enough

This is the fifth best film of Clint Eastwood, the expert director of cinema. No matter how much we watch this movie, we cannot get enough. But this is not the proof that this movie is perfect. The completeness of this film happens when the reality in the situation it is in is harder, crueler and more crushing.

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