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      The Featherweight

      2023 1h 39m Biography Drama Sports List
      100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews In 1964, a camera crew follows retired featherweight boxing champion Willie Pep. Down and out in Hartford, Conn., married to a woman half his age and facing mounting debts, Pep decides to return to the ring. Read More Read Less

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      Guy Lodge Variety As a feat of cinematic masquerade, it could hardly be pulled off with any more panache: The term “mockumentary” hardly feels appropriate for a film this reverent of its supposed form, and this toughly loving toward its human subject. Sep 20, 2023 Full Review Lovia Gyarkye Hollywood Reporter Technically impressive, but not entirely satisfying. Sep 3, 2023 Full Review Jonathan Romney Screen International At the very least, the film is beautifully acted all round, and a dazzling feat of stylistic play and period recreation... Sep 3, 2023 Full Review Elissa Suh Moviepudding A small but impactful film of fleet ingenuity, not unlike its title. Apr 5, 2024 Full Review Stephen Saito Moveable Fest There are other stories about the post-professional struggles of athletes, but the style of “The Featherweight” is particularly effective when it is exposed enough to show how mythmaking works — taking something true and building a fiction on top of it. Sep 3, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

      Cast & Crew

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis In 1964, a camera crew follows retired featherweight boxing champion Willie Pep. Down and out in Hartford, Conn., married to a woman half his age and facing mounting debts, Pep decides to return to the ring.
      Director
      Robert Kolodny
      Producer
      Bennett Elliott, Robert Greene, Asger Hussain
      Screenwriter
      Steve Loff
      Production Co
      Pep Films, Appian Way, Blisspoint Entertainment, Golden Ratio Films Pvt Ltd
      Genre
      Biography, Drama, Sports
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 39m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      1.66:1