Sight and Sound - 10/01/2000
"...PLAY IT TO THE BONE is as much a road movie as a fight film....[The fight is] expertly choreographed..."
Box Office - 03/01/2000
"...Hilarious....Shelton's dialogue sparkles....The casting is brilliant..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/24/1999
"...A wonderfully entertaining, raunchy, hilarious and savage foray into the lives of a couple of beat-up middle-weight boxers who get a second chance..."
Shelton turns his sports-minded attention to the world of boxing in this road trip comedy. Cesar (Banderas) and Vince (Harrelson) are down on their luck boxers living in Los Angeles, reminiscing over their near brushes with the big time. When they receive a call to fight in Las Vegas, they jump at the opportunity. Accompanied by Grace (Davidovich), Vince's former girlfriend who's now dating Cesar, the quirky triangle is completed and the journey begins. By the time the boxers finally step into the ring for the film's climax--after a series of comic misadventures--it is very apparent that they are doing this for more than just the money. What better way to exercise personal demons than to beat them out of each other'