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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
Variety
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
DVDJournal.com
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
EmanuelLevy.Com
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
Filmcritic.com
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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