Million Dollar Baby

There are not many movies that managed to get to me in the theatre as much as Million Dollar Baby. I remember seeing this with my wife (not my wife at the time) and we were both really choked up. It is a “sports movie” but I do not think you have to be into sports or boxing to appreciate this.

How to Download Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby was released on December 15, 2004. You can download or stream the film from a digital platform. Click on the Download button at the end of this review and make your choice. If you are interested in other movies directed by Clint Eastwood, check out our reviews of Gran Torino (2008), Sully (2016), or The Mule (2018).

The Movie Review

A Masterpiece by Clint Eastwood

Released in 2004, this is a Clint Eastwood movie and it is my favorite of all his work as both an actor and a director. I am at kind of a loss of what to say about Million Dollar Baby to be honest. Because this is such a great movie and a movie that has such a great story I am worried that I cannot do it justice.

The Heart of Million Dollar Baby: Maggie’s Journey

The basics are that we have this woman called Maggie. Maggie has led a hard life to say the least and she is training to be a boxer. Maggie ends up going to a gym run by a trainer called Frankie Dunn. Frankie is an old dude, non nonsense type and he takes a dislike to Maggie at first, but he grows to admire her spirit.

The Unique Bond Between Maggie and Frankie

Maggie has no technique, but her spirit really does shine through. Frankie eventually starts to train her and he sees that she has heart and spirit. This is not a typical boxing or sports movie that is just training montages until she gets good enough, takes on the champion, and then wins.

Boxing is a part of the story, but it is more about Maggie and her relationship with Frankie. The chemistry here is great, Hillary Swank is an amazing actress and she has so many great credits to her name, but this is the best she has ever been. I truly cannot say enough great things about her performance.

Stellar Performances That Elevate the Film

It is the same for Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood is one of the greatest actors of all time and again, this is the best he has ever been. You just 100 percent believe everything that he says and does and when Maggie’s family comes back into play, you see how much he really cares for her.

The Climactic Battle: A Testament to Realism

The boxing stuff is great and it is much more realistic than say a Rocky movie (which is also a series I love) it is brutal and gritty and the final fight that Maggie has is just incredible. It has such a shocking moment a moment that I never saw coming the first time I saw this. I remember my jaw being open in the theatre.

The Unforgettable Conclusion of Million Dollar Baby

No spoilers just in case you have not seen this, but the ending, oh my goodness the ending! This is the kind of movie that sticks with you for a few days after you have seen it. I have seen this a few times over the years and while it does not shock me the way it did the first time, it still gets to me each and every time.

Why Million Dollar Baby Is a Must-Watch

If for some reason you have still not seen Million Dollar Baby, you need to get to watching this. It is a groundbreaking movie, one of the greatest ever and if I had to do a top ten movies of all time, this would be on this list. Even if you have already seen it and think it is not the kind of movie you would want to watch again. Give it another watch and I promise it will tug on those heartstrings just as much as it did the first time.

Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby is an emotional tale of a determined boxer and her coach, transcending sports to explore deep bonds and life's battles. Download it now.
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Million Dollar Baby Review Summary

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  • This is my favorite Hillary Swank performance of all time
  • It is also my favorite directing/performance of Clint Eastwood too
  • You do not need to have any interest in boxing to love this
  • It is emotional, brutal, and beautiful
  • There is no 4K release of this which is insane
  • I have no complaints about this movie at all
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Jason Delacey

Jason Delacey

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

Jason loves to give his honest opinion on games, movies, TV shows and is always willing to give anything a try!

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