Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
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as Louis "Mountain" Rivera
as Maish Rennick
as Grace Miller
as Ma Greeny
as Ring Opponent
as Hotel Desk Clerk
as Ring doctor
as Young Fighter's Promoter
Critic Reviews for Requiem for a Heavyweight
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.
It still packs considerable punch as a character study, although its action has slowed to where the plot padding is often obvious.
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.
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.
An all-time classic with Quinn giving one of the finest portrayals of his career. Gleason and Mickey Rooney are great in support.
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