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Play It to the Bone Reviews

Derek Adams
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

March 22, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A mediocre sports movie crossed with a bad road picture.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Lacks the pizazz of Shelton's best stuff.

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

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
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Play It to the Bone isn't going to be a contender.

January 1, 2000
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Play It to the Bone is wildly uneven, but the good parts outweigh the bad.

January 1, 2000
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Bone tired.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Bob Thomas
Associated Press
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Play It to the Bone consists largely of a seemingly endless drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

January 1, 2000
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Dull-witted.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Lawrence Terenzi
Mr. Showbiz
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As empty as a Don King pay-per-view bout.

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
At the Movies
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Doesn't have enough of a boxing story to occupy the running time.

Full Review Source: At the Movies | Original Score: 1.5/4

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
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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This boxing movie is one of [Alan's] best.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Robert Koehler
Variety
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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
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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What is this, you may ask yourself, a beer commercial?

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Play It to the Bone is so constrained by its formulaic plot that the movie's juicy, freewheeling dialogue feels shoehorned into a story that makes more sense mathematically than psychologically.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
Film.com
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This is still Ron Shelton in good -- not great, but good -- form here, and the rewards are plentiful.

January 1, 2000
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Doesn't quite have the goods.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Play It to the Bone is surely going to be too raw for some audiences, but it does pack a punch.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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The least engrossing (non-)grudge match in memory.

January 1, 2000
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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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
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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By the end, the fight means everything to them and virtually nothing to us.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

January 1, 2000
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