Champion (2018)

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In this rousing crowd-pleaser, a former arm-wrestling champion raised in the US returns to South Korea for a tournament that could return him to glory. As he trains for the most intense fight he's ever faced, he finds his life complicated by the appearance of the biological family he never knew.

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

If you've been missing the goofy earnestness of '80s action movies, then we've got good news-they haven't gone away, they simply changed location.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Wins the match, but only on points.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Writer-director Kim Yong-wan delivers a palatable product, with leftover ingredients.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

First-time director Kim Yong-wan lays the melodrama on thick, and his cliched script never threatens to surprise.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Like all the best Rocky movies, you'll get a lump in your throat from watching a good person triumph rather than fail.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

A superb job at tugging heartstrings.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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