Fantasia 2017: ‘Boyka: Undisputed’ Review

Boyka Undisputed

Fantasia Festival

Boyka: Undisputed follows rugged boxer Yuri Boyka, finally released from prison and trying to get his life back together. He is a frequent participant in underground boxing matches, but when he accidentally injures another fighter, leading into his death hours later, Boyka sets out to find the deceased fighter’s widow in an attempt to receive forgiveness, but ends receiving things much more meaningful.

I personally don’t understand what this series has going for it, because I found little to none of the film to have any redeeming qualities. The boxing matches are awkwardly shaky and close, the sound effects aren’t even timed well, and they are simply too strangely intimate and terribly put together to make them watchable. The script is gag-inducingly cringeworthy, and the execution plus laughable expression portrayed by the ‘actors’ is difficult to even fathom. Any attempt at emotion results in a complete failure, as the filmmaking is SO poor, to a point that it’s difficult to focus on the main plot.

Boyka: Undisputed is among the years worst, even all time’s worst films. There is barely anything redeemable about it.

Rating: 1/10

Boyka: Undisputed will be released on Blu-Ray and Digital HD August 1st.

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