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Tom Milne
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The Set-Up, made the same year, is infinitely superior.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
March 25, 2006
Kirk Douglas does a good, aggressive job, with a slight inclination to over-eagerness at times, which might amuse an old fight fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 6, 2005
In his first Oscar nomination in Mark Robson's compelling melodrama, Kirk Douglas gives a ferociously realistic performance as a boxer determined to succeed at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
One of the best fight films ever, also one of Kirk's best
Read More | Original Score: 5/5

TV Guide
July 30, 2003
Robson's direction is all action, wasting no time in telling this compelling story, and Carl Foreman's script is sharply observant of the boxing milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

May 24, 2003
Douglas is so perfect in the role that the movie is never less than gripping.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 25, 2002
Brilliant, searing, heartbreaking.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
George Perry
June 13, 2001
The contrasting black and white cinematography perfectly fits the dark mood. The fight sequences are excitingly and realistically staged.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 13, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 14, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Rebecca Murray
August 16, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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