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Requiem for a Heavyweight Reviews

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Top Critic
A.H. Weiler
New York Times
December 18, 2013
A serious incisive drama that pulls no punches in its low-keyed exposure of its pitiable has been hero and the sleazy, harried sidekicks who share his sweat-stained and blood-stained world.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
It still packs considerable punch as a character study, although its action has slowed to where the plot padding is often obvious.
Mark Bourne
April 5, 2006
The screenplay is as tight as a right hook from Cassius Clay (who, incidentally, appears here as himself two years before becoming Muhammad Ali) and drives effortlessly toward its somber, heartbreaking conclusion.
Emanuel Levy
July 17, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
September 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 19, 2002
An all-time classic with Quinn giving one of the finest portrayals of his career. Gleason and Mickey Rooney are great in support.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
October 22, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 18, 2002
A bittersweet drama about a burnt-out boxer who stumbles into the future following the dictates of his heart.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
January 20, 2003
Apesar das boas atuações de Rooney e Gleason, o filme apela demais para o melodrama e acaba soando de maneira excessivamente artificial - e a caricatural performance de Quinn não colabora muito para evitar isso.
| Original Score: 2/5
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