Strength and Honour

2 out of 5 stars
Strength and Honour
When Sean Kelleher (Madsen) accidentally kills his friend in a sparring match, he vows to never box again—until his wife unexpectedly dies and his kid needs an expensive surgical procedure. He enters a bare-knuckle boxing tournament, but must face the champ, Smasher O’Driscoll (Jones), before he can win the prize money. The secret to a good boxing movie lies with inspiring training montages, and Strength and Honour doesn’t have enough of them. It does, however, cast a necessary spotlight on the woeful state of the Irish health-care system—these are sad times when a man must fight in a warehouse to get proper medical attention for his family.

By: Drew Toal


Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Friday December 7 2007
Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mark Mahon
Screenwriter: Mark Mahon
Cast: Michael Madsen
Vinnie Jones
Richard Chamberlain
Luke Whelton
Patrick Bergen
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