Hands of Stone Movie Review 

At age 72, legendary trainer Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) comes out of retirement to coach world-class Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán (Édgar Ramírez). Arcel becomes a mentor to the ferocious fighter, convincing him that winning ultimately comes down to strategy. After scoring knockout after knockout, Duran prepares for a bout against Sugar Ray Leonard, the undefeated lightweight champion. Five months later, on Nov. 25, 1980, the two titans meet for an infamous rematch that makes boxing history.
Does the world need another boxing movie? No. Does the world need another well made boxing movie? Yes.
I had never heard of Roberto Duran before watching Hands of Stone. Of course, I’ve never been a fan of boxing to begin with but I do enjoy the occasional boxing movie. 
Edgar Ramirez gave such a great performance as Duran that I actually rooted for him throughout the movie. The rest of the cast is also quite good. Usher is great as Sugar Ray Leonard and Robert De Niro reaches new depths as Ray Arcel.
If you want to watch a movie about boxing that isn’t Rocky but is still pretty good then I highly recommend watching Hands of Stone.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 tamales! 😎


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