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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
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-
February 13, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
January 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 23, 2004
One of the best fight films ever, also one of Kirk's best
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
November 14, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 16, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
July 25, 2002
Brilliant, searing, heartbreaking.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
June 24, 2006
The Set-Up, made the same year, is infinitely superior.
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