Journeyman – Film4

Paddy Considine goes the distance as director and star of this hard-hitting drama

Paddy Considine goes the distance as director and star of this hard-hitting drama.

He’s a champion boxer whose toughest fight is outside the ring as he tries to rebuild his life with his wife and baby daughter after a fateful bout against a cocky younger rival leaves him leaves him mentally and physically impaired.

The movie’s not quite as powerful as Considine’s directorial debut, Tyrannosaur (on Film4 on Wednesday 12th June at 11.35pm), but Considine and Jodie Whittaker, as his anguished wife, deliver knockout performances.