The American director Antoine Fuquas (Training Day, The Equalizer) latest film is a drama called Southpaw. Billy "The Great" Hope is the ruling champion in light heavyweight and has become famous as a brutal and offensive fighter. He is fighting for everything he dreamed of. But one day something happens that causes Billy's life to collapse. He loses everything and his life becomes a fog filled with sorrow, alcohol and drugs. The former boxer Tick takes care of him and tries to help him to his feet again. Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko, Nightcrawler) plays the role as Billy and Forest Whitaker (The crying game, The Last King of Scotland) plays Tick. Several critics argue that it is the main actor who raises the film. In Expressen, the film scores 3 out of 5 by Bernt Eklund, who writes: "Despite several good actors, Jake Gyllenhaal is the greatest asset to the film. Rebecca Unnerud at Moviezine give the movie 3 out of 5 and praises Jake Gyllenhaal: "This boxing drama has its strong moments, but it is above all a show of a chameleon with a big C."