Cutie and the Boxer

Lists: Documentary

Brief Synopsis: "This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own."

Overall Ranking: 2018 (Rank from 2013: # 100)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 14.29%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 42.86%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Patrick Devitt90
Paul's Trip To The Movies80(full review)
Dan O'Neill75(full review)
Bryan Lienesch69 - As cute an enamoring as the documentary's namesake couple is, audience will undoubtedly leave the theaters thinking, "What was the point?"
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin61(full review)
Minnesota Man55(full review)
David Baruffi52(full review)

People Involved

  • Noriko Shinohara (Herself)
  • Ushio Shinohara (Himself)
  • Zachary Heinzerling (Director)