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Play It to the Bone Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...Shelton's second-best idea for a boxing movie.

Full Review | Original Score: C

August 28, 2002
Michael Dequina

Instead of a sharp satire of a subject ripe for parody--professional boxing--we get a tedious, unfunny road movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

The first truly excruciating moviegoing experience of the new century.

January 1, 2000
Steve Simels
TV Guide's Movie Guide


Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Tom Sander
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A raunchy, infrequently funny, contrived, gruesome and ultimately preposterous peek inside the world of professional boxing.

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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OK for laughs but less OK for emotional investment with the characters, who feel more like comic constructs than the real-feeling guys.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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This is no Raging Bull.

January 1, 2000
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Play it to the Bone is a punch-drunk lightweight.

January 1, 2000
Nick Carter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The film's slowly emerging weakness -- the thinness of the characters, particularly Harrelson's -- becomes apparent to the point of distraction.

January 1, 2000
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Its resemblance to Mr. Shelton's other work makes us feel as if we've already seen the film's trailer 20 times.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Bill Pearis

A dull, predictable and painfully unfunny comedy.

Full Review Source: Citysearch

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The completely predicable conclusion seems like it will never end.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Harvey S. Karten


Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly

Suffers from a meandering, anemic screenplay and ungainly structure.

Full Review Source: NUVO Newsweekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Robert Koehler
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The hope that Shelton would bring fresh insight to the sweet science is unfulfilled on nearly every level.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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Remember Raging Bull? This is just bull.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 1, 2000
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

You go in hoping for a knockout, and all you get is a draw.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: C-

January 1, 2000
Scott Weinberg

Man, Ron Shelton sure loves sports, doesn't he?

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Merely a double dose of the old "Rocky" formula, which even Stallone seems to realize has become hopelessly passe.

| Original Score: C-

January 1, 2000
Jim Judy
Screen It!

A dud.

Full Review Source: Screen It!

January 1, 2000
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