One More Red Band Trailer for 'Hands of Stone' with Edgar Ramirez
"When you come into the ring, you come to fight. No to dance, or to clown…" The Weinstein Company has debuted a last minute red band trailer for Jonathan Jakubowicz's Hands of Stone, which opens in theaters next weekend. The film stars Edgar Ramirez as famous Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, preparing to fight against the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard, played by Usher Raymond. This trailer spends as much time on Sugar Ray as it does on Duran, and the only reason it's red band is because they've tossed in a few sex scenes in hopes of making a few more people interested in this. Since, unfortunately, this seems like this year's boxing movie that is going to be quickly forgotten (unlike, perhaps, Bleed For This but who knows). The performances look solid, but the rest of it seems so by-the-numbers. Even with Robert De Niro in it.
Here's the new red band trailer for Jonathan Jakubowicz's Hands of Stone, right from TWC's YouTube:
Follows the life of Roberto Durán (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words "no mas" (no more.) Hands of Stone (also known as Manos de Piedra) is both written and directed by Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz, of Secuestro express previously. This hasn't shown at any film festivals yet. The Weinstein Company will release Jakubowicz's Hands of Stone in theaters starting August 26th this year. Thoughts?
Reader Feedback - 4 Comments
Hands of Stone? More like D*CKS OF STONE for as many sex scenes shown in the trailer! Is this movie about boxing? Or boxers banging their special lady friends?! Damn, should've called this Fifty Shades of Boxing..... I'm done.
RAW_D on Aug 19, 2016
Usher looks good as Sugar Ray. My dad showed me these two bouts when I was young and I always thought is was one of the best fights in boxing history.
DAVIDPD on Aug 19, 2016
Looks boring and derivative to me. An 'incredible' true story...not just a true story, but now has to be an 'incredible' one. Well, it ain't and wasn't back then. A little interesting that he quit with a 'no mas'...also kind of amusing...but incredible? And DeNiro? He's become boring too and I never thought I'd ever come to that conclusion, but he has been for many years now. Pity, as he used to be a great actor. Now he's just a very rich one...lol...
Bo on Aug 20, 2016
I guess we should watch it for the sex scenes since the boxing ones are not interesting. If only that would be the case then maybe this film might be interesting...
shiboleth on Aug 20, 2016
Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.