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(244) 8.6 109 min 2017

Heart, Baby is a movie starring Gbenga Akinnagbe, Jackson Rathbone, and Shawn-Caulin Young. When prison boxer George "The Hammer" Martin is offered freedom for fighting in the 1984 Olympics he says no in order to protect the woman...

Jackson Rathbone, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Ritchie Montgomery, Shawn-Caulin Young
Angela Shelton

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Drama
Director Angela Shelton
Writer Angela Shelton
Stars Jackson Rathbone, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Ritchie Montgomery, Shawn-Caulin Young
Country USA
Also Known As The Hammer, Heart, Baby!
Runtime 1H 49M
Description George "The Hammer" Martin and Doc Dixon have been best friends since reform school to life in prison where George becomes an unbeatable prison boxer with songwriter Doc as his cornerman. When George is offered freedom to fight in the 1984 Olympics he shocks everyone by turning it down, sending Doc on a journey to discover the true meaning of friendship, faith, and heart.

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Saturday, 16 Jan 2021 23:08

I can't believe the folks who rate this film with such high ratings. I can't believe the same folks who rate this film with such high ratings, as it is, have rated such terrible films as ARJUNA and JAPANESE DOLLS with full 10s. This film is a microcosm of Japanese film. With this film I can say the same thing. In the year 1989 when Japan experienced a large earthquake, and a subsequent nuclear meltdown, the Japanese government responded with violence and destruction. The government burned down entire villages and homes. The country was cordoned off by security forces, with almost no access to the outside world. Food and water were cut off, while power supplies were cut off and diesel was rationed to the point of extinction. The Japanese government did this under a country with a total population of 170 million, and a GDP of 6.6 trillion dollars. If the Japanese government were allowed to perform these acts to solve their problems, they would be charged with war crimes and murder. One wonders how the Japanese people are now being treated. The other dimension to this movie is how Japanese people are being treated. I don't know how many words to write about this film. It is a film I am ashamed to watch, but I think the people who rated this film as good or better than JAPANESE DOLLS, must not be Japanese themselves. After all, this is a highly regulated society where it is dangerous to go against the government or go against the system. However, I am not saying this film is worthy of a 10 or better rating, but it is not as bad as it is being rated. It has the quality of a good film. It is a film that I can watch over and over. I believe this film will be best viewed with Japanese people, even though I am one of the lucky ones who had the opportunity to see this film on a big screen. You don't have to have Japanese blood to enjoy this film. This film does not have scenes of violence, but rather we see people being physically abused by their government. We see the government take advantage of people. The film does not get violent, and people are not being killed. This film is one of those films that has the ability to change your life for the better. Japanese people will enjoy this film with you, you will understand Japanese culture and the Japanese government is not what it pretends to be. This is a very interesting film and it is a film that needs to be seen to be believed. I have rated this film with the same rating as I did with ARJUNA. I believe this film to be worthy of an 8 or 9 star rating.
Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020 03:50

I first heard about this film when I was twelve and my first glimpse of Andy Garcia's performance caught my attention. I didn't know much about him in the beginning but he gave a powerful performance. His character was well-written. I thought his character was very relatable and had some of the most complex emotions I have ever seen on screen. It had a lot of message behind it, and it definitely set the bar for a number of movies that came after it. Now I'm twenty-three and the film still holds up well. Andy Garcia gives a performance of such intensity and power that is outstanding. Since then, I have seen the movie a few times. Not every performance is equal but I still think Andy Garcia's is the best. I know there are probably other actors that give performances that are better but I'm not sure how many that I can name. The cinematography and direction were superb. The cinematography really captured the reality of the streets of Philadelphia in the 70s. As a person who has lived through the 70s, it is one of the most vivid memories I have. The direction seemed to capture the point of view the characters were seeing. You felt the tension that went with them as well as the underlying darkness. The editing and transitions were also very well done. The way they broke the movie up seemed like it could have been very confusing but they kept it fairly simple and not overcomplicated. The soundtrack was also very good. It was a very upbeat piece of music that fit the whole atmosphere of the movie. As I said before, I think Andy Garcia's performance was the best. He was very believable and it was very moving. I don't think you could expect a ton of acting but I did think he was very strong. You felt like he was really living and this can only be achieved with very strong performances. The supporting cast also gave powerful performances. Daniel Dae Kim gives one of the best performances I've seen since Eric Roberts in Under Siege. He was so effective. What made the performance different was the way he came across. He was very convincing in his role as a man who is suffering from this addiction and is unsure of what to do about it. I also think that Joaquim de Almeida did an outstanding job in his role. He played his character very well and brought a lot of compassion and love to the audience. Overall, the acting was very strong, the cinematography and direction were superb and the soundtrack was brilliant. I think this is one of the best films I have ever seen and I hope to see more films like this one. I give it a 9/10.
Monday, 14 Sep 2020 14:14

What I really liked about this movie was the portrayal of men in old age. Why don't we get an appreciation of how they live their lives in old age? And the only way to do that is to go to a place that is very close to them. Also, in a way, the tone of the movie was very spiritual and peaceful. As a writer and as a viewer, I loved the fact that the writers didn't go for gore and shock value but rather went with the story, which I believe was a wise decision. There are many movies that get their story from gore and shock value. This movie went for the common sense and the experience of each character as they grow older. I am glad that they went for the balance of the two, and not the violence and gore, but rather the story and their journey. What I also loved about this movie is that it was able to get some amazing performances, including Ellen Page's character. As an actress, Ellen Page is very well cast in this movie. She plays the depressed and wistful woman with an intense physical appearance. I would say this is her best performance yet. I also thought Jeremy Irons did a fantastic job as the elderly gentlemen who helps her and her son. And as far as the movie goes, I felt it was very refreshing to see old people who are happy and alive. I would like to see more movies like this, where the acting and the story goes along with the theme, rather than try to be too far fetched or preachy. A movie like this can be a little too realistic in the concept of old age. And in that sense, I think it was better, more true to life, and even touching for the story it was telling. I think everyone would enjoy this movie if they watched it, and I recommend it to anyone.
Monday, 14 Sep 2020 11:43

When I was a kid, I thought that today's youth (as in Generation X and Generation Y) needed more inspirational movies, than the Titanic or Forrest Gump. That's why I found this movie so inspiring. If you're anything like me, you'll probably find yourself reflecting on the film in the first 5 minutes of watching it. Here's a glimpse of the perspective of the film: The past is here. The past is not behind you, it's right here, in front of you, shining and casting its shadows over your every waking moment. All the evil you can possibly imagine is in your life, just waiting to fall upon you and destroy you. It's up to you to fight the evil, and even then, you may be lucky enough to stumble upon the path of righteousness. There's no guarantee. If you live a life of sin, or even if you live a life of virtue, you're still a sinner. It's like riding a bicycle or roller coaster: If you go too fast, you'll get whacked. If you go too slow, you'll fall. The most important thing you can do is to go slow and steady. Go slowly, and steady, and then slow some more, until you get where you want to go. And then you can stop. I have seen movies in my time where I was desperately struggling to stay with the plot, or the story, or even the acting, but I had to get through it, and go "full bore" again. I've seen this movie once, and it was too slow for me. However, every time I see it, it's more profound, and it's in my heart, as well. This film reminded me that faith is all you need. That's the real message. It makes me appreciate what the Lord has in store for me. And it's that. Thank you, thank you, thank you, N. W. Bess.

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