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The Champ Reviews

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Top Critic
Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
January 31, 2012
This picture is a further example of clever acting saving the day, for there is little in this narrative of horse racing and pugilistic bouts that possesses much akin to originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Variety Staff
January 31, 2012
A good picture, almost entirely by virtue of an inspired performance by a boy, Jackie Cooper.

TV Guide
January 31, 2012
A film with a lot of heart, unafraid to bare its emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2008
The film is so dated that it creaks.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Emanuel Levy
February 13, 2008
King Vidor's first (and still best) version of this sentimental saga is worth seeing for the performances of Wallace Beery (who won the Oscar) as down-on-his-luck prizefigher as terrific child actor Jackie Cooper as his son.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
May 2, 2006
Beery, a former vaudeville comedian and cross-dresser, is an expert at physical comedy: his drunk act isn't very realistic, but it's fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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