• Unrated, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Drama, Classics
  • Directed By:
    Robert Wise
    In Theaters:
    Jul 3, 1956 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 14, 2006
  • MGM Home Entertainment

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film's money shot is the well-staged fight between Zale and Rocky.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

September 8, 2012

TIME Magazine
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Paul Newman brings to awesome life the jungle qualities implicit in a slum childhood...

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 1, 2008
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Robert Wise's sports biopic of Rocky Graziano deservedly catapulted Paul Newman to major stardom; you can spot in small parts Steve McQueen, before he became a star, and Sal Mineo.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

September 27, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

[Newman] worked himself into peak condition for the role, lifting weights and sparring with top professionals, and his portrayal of the scrappy, often tongue-tied, but wholly likable boxer is superb.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 18, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Paul Newman's talent is large and flexible, revealing an approach to the Graziano character that scores tremendously.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 18, 2008
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com

| Original Score: 3/5

December 17, 2007
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Robert Wise's direction is fast, aggressive and bright, and the picture is edited to give it a tremendous crispness and pace.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 25, 2006
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

April 21, 2005

Film4

Director Wise keeps the action fresh and lively, drawing excellent performances from Newman, Angeli as Mrs Graziano and Mineo in a small but significant role.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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A disappointing biopic of Rocky Graziano, East Side delinquent turned World Middleweight Champion.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Straightforward and simplistic.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

February 4, 2006

Chicago Reader
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October 18, 2008
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