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The Champ Reviews

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August 21, 2010
Zeffirelli's inferior remake to King Vidor's 1932 classic, starring Jon Voight in the Oscar-winning role that Wallace Beery had originated, is a manipulative tear-jerking melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 1, 2007
A three-alarm, three-hanky movie of the highest order, perfect for your kids who don't get to see many truly sad films.
April 1, 2007
The original film took 85 minutes, this one 121; the extra length has not improved the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2007
The tear-jerking is so determined and persistent that your ducts feel as if they'd been worked over with a catheter.
February 9, 2006
A pointless update of King Vidor's '30s weepie.
May 9, 2005
The most offputting thing about such canny, tear-stained movies as The Champ is not their na´vetÚ but their unholy sophistication. These movies don't mean to deal with the world as it really is, but as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 4, 2005
Pale remake of Wally Berry classic.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 11, 2004
Voight is fine as boxer on a comeback, but Ricky Schroeder steals the film. I dare you not to cry!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2004
I admit it. I cried.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 21, 2003
Seek out the 1931 King Vidor version.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 24, 2003
Even more of a tear-jerker than the 1931 version of the same story, there is not a dry eye on the screen.
February 19, 2003
Great performance from Jon Voight and Rick Schroeder
| Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
December 1, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
August 24, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 29, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 27, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
October 2, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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