Hands of Stone

August 23rd, 2016


Hands of Stone

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 7.1/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz

Stars: Robert De Niro, Ana de Armas, John Turturro

Follows the life of Roberto Duran, who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old and retired in 2002 at age 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard to capture the WBC welterweight title but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in the November rematch, saying 'no mas' (no more).

Robert De Niro - Ray Arcel
Ana de Armas - Felicidad Iglesias
John Turturro - Frankie Carbo
Ellen Barkin - Stephanie Arcel
Edgar Ramírez - Roberto Duran
Jurnee Smollett-Bell - Juanita Leonard
Drena De Niro - Adele
Reg E. Cathey - Don King
Usher Raymond - Sugar Ray Leonard
Óscar Jaenada - Chaflan
Rubén Blades - Carlos Eleta
Ilza Rosario - Clara Samaniego
Yancey Arias - Benny Huertas
Brianna Meighan - Blonde Groupie Girlfriend to Pachanga Lopez
Anthony Molinari - Marine Molinari

Taglines: No mas. No surrender.

Country: Panama, USA

Language: English, Spanish

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?

Al Pacino was the first choice to play Ray Arcel before he left the role and Robert De Niro took over. See more »

User Review


Rating: 2/10

Robert De Nero is one of my favorite actors and he is a great actor. He already won two Oscars and nominated for at least 5 times. This movie's theme is boxing and this a biography movie. So my expectation was very high and for me, it is a highly anticipated movie because Robert de Nero starring Raging bull is also a boxing- themed movie which's success is known by all. But this movie is pathetic. Total mess and very poor performance by all the lead cast.

I think the biggest flaw of this movie is the script. very poorly written and may be not researched well by its contents. It is a biography movie and there are lots of opportunities to show plots and subplots with interesting incidents. You have to choose the best true incidents with transparent history, not the fantasy. But there are no such things in this movie which will be interesting or transparent.

The most important thing of a sports biography movie is its twist or the turning points which are completely missing in this movie. The story writer surely missed the opportunities to show the actual suspense and the originality. This is the story of Roberto Durán Samaniego (born June 16, 1951), he is a Panamanian former professional boxer regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time his nickname is "Manos de Piedra" ("Hands of Stone"). He won many historic matches and in these matches, there are lots of thrill and suspense. At least 15 incidents in his life are happened which are turning points of his career and for his life also. I cannot spoil this and cannot reveal for the known reason. The script and the screenplay are written in a very lazy way and they missed these incidents. The direction is not up to the mark and the director completely failed to maintain the pace which is very important for a biographical drama movie. The script is poorly written and at least 5-6 times I failed to follow the subplot. Content could have been better and the theme is very confusing for realizing and several subplots created over the top impacts.

Watch at your own risk and It will be good if you expect nothing from this biographical drama.


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