Born a Champion

Born a Champion

By Alex Ranarivelo

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2021-01-22
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 51min
  • Director: Alex Ranarivelo
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99


Dennis Quaid (THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW) and Sean Patrick Flanery (THE BOONDOCK SAINTS) headline this powerful martial arts action film about the love for family and the drive for greatness. After a blood-soaked jujitsu match in Dubai, fighting legend Mickey Kelley (Flanery) falls to superstar Blaine. But years later, an online video proves that Blaine cheated, and the world demands a rematch. Can the aging underdog get back into shape in time to vanquish his foe, get revenge, and claim his prize?


  • Fantastic

    By nepats5
    Fantastic movie, great story, great acting
  • Great Movie

    By Aqua62
    In a sea of crummy movies that waste the time it takes to turn them off, this one is why I keep coming back for more. Every now and then - a really good tale that needs to be told. So good.
  • Great message, terrible movie.

    By Fallenavalle
    Flannery's love for the sport is clearly so strong and deep, and its great that he wanted to make this film. But as good as he is at BJJ, that's how bad he is at screenwriting. The plot and dialogue are painfully, often laughably bad. There's a lot of good reviews here, and with good reason. This movie has heart, and fans of BJJ will love the message. But objectively, this movie is badly written, badly acted, and filmed one cut above a student film. That said: it didn't feel like wasted time.
  • Gracie student reviews

    By I eat books
    Every review here is by Gracie BJJ students. This movie is so very bad. Imagine high schoool wrestling wit bad acting.
  • Well done

    By Jer1890717
    Great movie.. finally.
  • Awesome movie!

    By JPalmquist
    SPF is great and BJJ is a truly a life changer.
  • A movie you wouldn’t wanna miss

    By Amgine17
    I’ve seen so many movies in my life. This is one of those that comes once a year. Five stars!!!
  • Rent or buy it’s a good flick

    By Tkddemon😈
    As martial art practitioner this was a real treat to watch . It focuses on the art of BJJ , the ups and downs of being a fighter ,and dealing with outside life issues . Also showing the strengths and weaknesses of BJJ in a fight setting. The main character could pass off as real person and their story . Awesome work Mr Flanery 😎.
  • Fantastic film

    By USNG1
    1st first film I’ve seen in years that spoke to the heart.
  • Awesome!

    By 143 ;-)
    I loved it. I should have purchased it instead of renting.