Lisa Schwarzbaum
January 23, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Boxer

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson
director
Jim Sheridan
genre
Drama

We gave it a B+

THE BOXER (R) Daniel Day-Lewis is the title pugilist, a soulful lad who, after a lengthy jail stint for IRA activities, just wants peace and a chance to work on his left hook; dewy Emily Watson is the sweetheart he left behind. Jim Sheridan’s ”Can’t we all just get along?” romantic drama doesn’t have the angry power of his previous tale of Troubles, In the Name of the Father, but that may be the strength of this maturely measured piece. B+

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