La Guerra Civil (2022)
Critic Reviews for La Guerra Civil
[Its] juggling act can be a little disorienting, but the film prevails as being informative and passionate when rebuilding these two narratives of athletic prowess and celebrity.
With a zippy pace and a busy score from Tony Morales, La Guerra Civil is an accessible study of boxers as cultural icons - and of the communities that both divided them and brought them together.
There's a frisson of excitement to watching these complex men exchange punches, but it would have been more thrilling still to watch them exchange words.
Those already interested in these athletes should enjoy it; the rest of us can take it or leave it.
This entertaining account of the 1996 showdown between Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez is not quite a knockout, but a thoughtful, spirited consideration of personal identity and cultural pride.
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