Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
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Critic Reviews for Requiem for a Heavyweight
A serious incisive drama that pulls no punches in its low-keyed exposure of its pitiable has been hero and the sleazy, harried sidekicks who share his sweat-stained and blood-stained world.
It still packs considerable punch as a character study, although its action has slowed to where the plot padding is often obvious.
The screenplay is as tight as a right hook from Cassius Clay (who, incidentally, appears here as himself two years before becoming Muhammad Ali) and drives effortlessly toward its somber, heartbreaking conclusion.
Apesar das boas atuações de Rooney e Gleason, o filme apela demais para o melodrama e acaba soando de maneira excessivamente artificial - e a caricatural performance de Quinn não colabora muito para evitar isso.
An all-time classic with Quinn giving one of the finest portrayals of his career. Gleason and Mickey Rooney are great in support.
Audience Reviews for Requiem for a Heavyweight
Such a wonderful movie. five out of five stars. Purely gold and well written. Requiem for a Heavyweight will hold a special place in your heart.
Grim, violent boxing drama. A well made, but depressing film. (Spoiler Alert) Just like in movies such as "The Wrestler," you can see what is coming for the main character from the beginning. He isn't going to make it out of the game. He'll be trapped in it for life. The film allows for hope, only to take it away.
Boxing is just a background item. The main point of the movie is friendship, choices, priorities...Anthony Quinn is a great actor. Makes people forget that they are watching a movie. Even the screen is b/w.
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