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Shiner Reviews

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
May 17, 2003
Shiner can certainly go the distance, but isn't world championship material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
November 2, 2002
Lacks heart, depth and, most of all, purpose.
| Original Score: 42/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 6, 2002
(Caine) proves once again he hasn't lost his touch, bringing off a superb performance in an admittedly middling film.
| Original Score: 7/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
August 20, 2002
For all its violence, the movie is remarkably dull with only Caine making much of an impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
May 4, 2002
A waste of fearless purity in the acting craft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jane Crowther
January 30, 2002
Opening with some contrived banter, cliches and some loose ends, the screenplay only comes into its own in the second half.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
October 30, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
August 17, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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David Rooney
June 5, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
May 16, 2003
Adam Nayman
May 13, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
January 30, 2002
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