Shiner Reviews

December 30, 2006
October 30, 2005
July 29, 2005
May 17, 2003
Shiner can certainly go the distance, but isn't world championship material.
May 10, 2003
A tough and uncompromising drama about a boxing promoter betrayed by his family, Shiner may not totally succeed in its story outcome, but it is worth seeing for Michael Caine's devastatingly powerful and vulnerable performance alone.
November 2, 2002
Lacks heart, depth and, most of all, purpose.
September 6, 2002
(Caine) proves once again he hasn't lost his touch, bringing off a superb performance in an admittedly middling film.
August 20, 2002
For all its violence, the movie is remarkably dull with only Caine making much of an impression.
August 17, 2002
May 4, 2002
A waste of fearless purity in the acting craft.
May 4, 2002
It's hard to like a film about a guy who is utterly unlikeable, and Shiner, starring Michael Caine as an aging British boxing promoter desperate for a taste of fame and fortune, is certainly that.
May 3, 2002
An ambitious movie that, like Shiner's organizing of the big fight, pulls off enough of its effects to make up for the ones that don't come off.
January 30, 2002
Opening with some contrived banter, cliches and some loose ends, the screenplay only comes into its own in the second half.