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The Champ Reviews

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 24, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A pointless update of King Vidor's '30s weepie.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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