Play It to the Bone Reviews

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Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
This boxing movie is one of [Alan's] best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Play It to the Bone is surely going to be too raw for some audiences, but it does pack a punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Play It to the Bone is wildly uneven, but the good parts outweigh the bad.
Top Critic
Tom Keogh
Film.com
January 1, 2000
This is still Ron Shelton in good -- not great, but good -- form here, and the rewards are plentiful.
Mike Kerrigan
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
The casting is brilliant.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
A lusty story of friendship and rivalry in the ring and in affairs of the heart.
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 28, 2002
...Shelton's second-best idea for a boxing movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Aileo Weinmann
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
I didn't watch Play It To The Bone - I sat through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Thomson
BBC.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Bone tired.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
David Luty
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
For the first time in a Shelton sports romp, everybody loses.
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Edvins Beitiks
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
There is something mean-spirited here, something that leaves you with a sour taste in your mouth.
Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
What is this, you may ask yourself, a beer commercial?

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Geoffrey Macnab
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Mac Verstandig
Moviereviews.org
January 1, 2000
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!
January 1, 2000
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