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The Champ Reviews

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February 13, 2008
The film is so dated that it creaks.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 31, 2012
A good picture, almost entirely by virtue of an inspired performance by a boy, Jackie Cooper.
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
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-
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
January 31, 2012
A film with a lot of heart, unafraid to bare its emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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