Reviews

Dec 8, 2020
Wallace Beery, one of the finest actors In Hollywood, plays the co-starring role with Jackie. It is a real treat for film fans to see the two together.
Dec 8, 2020
The Champ may be hokum. but if so it's the sort of hokum that this old world of ours loves -- and needs.
Dec 8, 2020
Perhaps The Champ is the old Stella Dallas recipe for film-making, perhaps It is overstressjd in its emotion, perhaps it is slow and even dull in the opening reels but the punch of the finish is terrific.
Dec 8, 2020
Not in the history of talkies was weeping so profuse and so enjoyable as at this premiere of The Champ, a production which combines the amazing talents of little Jackie Cooper with the superb histrionics of big Wallace Beery.
Dec 8, 2020
Utterly false and thoroughly convincing, The Champ is a monument to the cinema's skill in achieving second-rate perfection.
Jan 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.
Jan 31, 2012
A good picture, almost entirely by virtue of an inspired performance by a boy, Jackie Cooper.