• Released
  • July 21, 2006
  • R , 1 hr 33 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 29 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: An assassin (Helen Mirren) with terminal cancer refuses to kill a pregnant woman (Vanessa Ferlito) .

Features

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

33
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
70

L.A. Weekly

This is a sick flick. Sick, but satisfying. A cartoonish parable in the mode of Cronenberg's "A History of Violence."
Full Review
63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Despite the edifying square-up -- moral lessons about family, the legacy of violence and the tenacious power of love -- the appeal is...
Full Review
50

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Despite the tenderness between them, Rose and her perfect younger man have the sickest mother-son relationship since Angela Lansbury and...
Full Review
50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
A strident and shocking jumble, Shadowboxer suggests what you might come up with if you decided to inject John Huston's dark 1985 film,...
Full Review
40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
In this lukewarm climate of pointless remakes and uninspired sequels there's always welcome room for a film that wants to push the...
Full Review
38

Chicago Tribune

By
Gruesome and supremely disjointed foray into the world of hired assassins.
Full Review
38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If he earns no other accolades for his directorial debut - a distinct likelihood - Lee Daniels deserves some kind of award just for...
Full Review
25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There's no satisfaction and no pleasure to be gained by sitting through it. The characters are ludicrous and, worse than that, boring. And...
Full Review
0

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A couple of years ago, a disaster like Shadow boxer - with the hapless Cuba Gooding Jr. scraping below the bottom of the barrel - would...
Full Review
0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It doesn't take long to figure out that Shadowboxer 's Helen Mirren, as a cancer-ridden hitwoman, and Cuba Gooding Jr., as her doting...
Full Review

Fan Reviews

Did You See This Movie?

Be the first to write a review!

More Info

Rated R | For strong graphic violence and sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use