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By Alice King
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:49 AM EDT
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  • Movie

Newcomer Rodriguez puts the ”pow” in girl power with her rough-edged portrayal of a ghetto teen who finds salvation through boxing. Her scowl, both menacing and hunted, gives heat to the film’s too-pat elements (the disapproving dad, the wise trainer, the big victory tinged with regret), elevating a sports melodrama into something that packs more punch. A-

Girlfight

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 110 minutes
director
  • Karyn Kusama

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