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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Orlando Bloom
Omid Djalili
Rafe Spall
Billie Piper
Ronni Ancona
Directors
Alex De Rakoff
Screenwriters
Alex De Rakoff
Derek Boyle
Raymond Friel
Running Time
89 minutes

The Calcium Kid
Orlando Bloom as a London milkman turned Rocky-alike boxer.


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Plot
London milkman Jimmy becomes a hero overnight when a boxing promoter discovers that under his skinny frame lie bones of steel and a killer punch. Pushed into a match against US champ Jose Mendez, young Jimmy finds life gets tougher beyond his milk float.


Verdict
Irksome, irritating and unoriginal. Bloom does his best to look like he's enjoying his little sabbatical from Hollywood, but not even he can raise the bar on this one.


Reviewed by Natasha Aitken

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