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Five-time Golden Globe nominee Liev Schreiber (Spotlight) is the real REAL Rocky Balboa in this comedic true story drama about Chuck Wepner - the man who inspired Rocky. From the director of the Oscatr-nominated Monsieur Lazhar, co-starring Oscar-nominee Naomi Watts (Birdman) and Golden Globe winners Ron Perlman (Pacific Rim) and Elisabeth Moss (High-Rise).

As well as being the match that lit the billion-dollar film series, Wepner was a liquor salesman from New Jersey who went 15 rounds with the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali. In his ten years in the ring, Wepner endured two knockouts, eight broken noses, and 313 stitches. But his toughest fights were outside the ring: an epic life of drugs, booze, wild women, incredible highs and extraordinary lows.

The Guardian (UK)


Schreiber is so good you wish he'd lead more films, while Moss is fiery as always, owning her thick Jersey accent like nobody's business. Matching them is Schreiber's real-life partner Naomi Watts...

TimeOut (UK)


One for forgiving fans of macho nostalgia fests.

Variety (USA)


Liev Schreiber and Elisabeth Moss add the necessary punch to director Philippe Falardeau's familiar but affecting boxing biopic.

Hollywood Reporter


Unpretentious but gently affecting...



Ultimately, [Chuck] works. It's fun, it's sweet, it's well made, and packs in just enough unexpected zigs and zags to avoid tedious predictability.