Million Dollar Baby (2004)
December 15, 2004 (Limited)
January 21, 2005
Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and brief drug use
In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, boxing trainer Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood) has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time - then Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank) walks into his gym. In a life of constant struggle, Maggie's gotten herself this far on raw talent, unshakable focus and a tremendous force of will. But more than anything, she wants someone to believe in her. The...
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Clint Eastwood delivers one of his best performances to date in one of his best directed pieces to date, and Hilary Swank proves "Boys Don't Cry" was not a fluke. With his last two films, Eastwood has established himself as one of the best directors out there, and Swank, facing a possible second Best Actress Oscar, has shown she is here to stay. Full movie review »