Hands of Stone: the way Jonathan Jakubowicz chose to tell this story suggests that the main (and title) character is not enough to carry the whole film; this lack of focus is very detrimental to the experience, as it doesn’t allow the characters to grow and become interesting. It further muddies the water with superficial political comments here and there. Edgar Ramírez is fine in the role, doing well with the physicality required, but far from spectacular; Robert De Niro is subdued, and a bit better. The fights are choreographed, shot and edited in a dull way, never truly giving any sense of brutality. Cinematographer Miguel Ioann Littin Menz likes needlessly colorful frames.