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About the Movie

This intense action-thriller features Michael Caine and Martin Landau. It's a gritty tale of a mobster's troubled quest for power in the shady world of professional boxing. Billy "Shiner" Simpson (Caine) is a brash and ambitious boxing promoter who has everything riding on his son's ability to win an important title bout. But on the greatest, proudest day of his life, all that Shiner has worked for begins to unravel, sending him running from the police... and seeking revenge! In the legendary tradition of the big screen's greatest mobster movies, you won't want to miss a moment of the hard-hitting entertainment in this suspense-filled thriller!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 13
  • Fresh: 6
  • Rotten: 7
  • Average Rating: 5.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: It's hard to like a film about a guy who is utterly unlikeable, and Shiner, starring Michael Caine as an aging British boxing promoter desperate for a taste of fame and fortune, is certainly that. – Daphne Gordon, Toronto Star, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: An ambitious movie that, like Shiner's organizing of the big fight, pulls off enough of its effects to make up for the ones that don't come off. – Ray Conlogue, Globe and Mail, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A tough and uncompromising drama about a boxing promoter betrayed by his family, Shiner may not totally succeed in its story outcome, but it is worth seeing for Michael Caine's devastatingly powerful and vulnerable performance alone. – Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile, Apr 15, 2011

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Customer Reviews


Not even a brilliant performance by Michael Caine can save this preposterous film. Enough said.

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  • $5.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2002

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