Bruised

Bruised

Bruised

Halle Berry directs and stars in this MMA comeback tale as Jackie "Justice", a disgraced fighter who has failed at the one thing she's ever been good at. When 6-year-old Manny, the son she walked out on years ago, returns to her doorstep, Jackie has to conquer her own demons, face one of the fiercest rising stars of the MMA world, and ultimately fight to become the mother this kid deserves.

2021Rating: 15, strong language, violence, domestic abuse, sex, child sex abuse references129 minsUSARomulus Entertainment
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Bruised / Reviews

Variety

Variety

No one expects Berry to reinvent the sports movie, but still she manages to impress on both sides of the camera in the final act.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The fight scenes are skillfully choreographed, but in other respects Berry’s direction is shaky.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

You’ll forgive the cliches and sentimentality… just about.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A film drowning in melodrama and artifice...

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Bruised pulls too many punches...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Bruised isn't breaking any new ground from a narrative standpoint, but it does show the strength of Halle Berry as a director.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Not even Halle Berry's presence can enliven this stale sports film-family drama mash-up.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

A marks-for-effort sort of film...

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The Times

The Times

The film is rescued at almost every turn by Berry's fearless, vanity-free turn.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Berry's exhausting directorial debut pummels us with cliches and subplots.

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