Believe it or not, I was apprehensive about watching this movie. Why? Well, like I say, believe it or not, the climax of this true story, is something I remember.
"Irish" Micky Ward took the world title off one of my teenage heroes; namely, Shea "The Shamrock Express" Neary. Given his name, you'd think Shea was Irish, wouldn't you? Well, you'd be half correct, he's of Irish descent, but he's a born and bred Scouser.
Anyway, enough of that, let's get back to the film. It's excellent, Wahlberg got the accolades, but it's all about Bale.
I can't say too much about the plot -because it's based on a true story- but I was slightly disappointed to see Neary portrayed with an Irish accent.
Overall though, decent.