Champion Reviews

April 21, 2019
Kim Yong-wan directs and pens a very entertaining movie, as he manages to keep the comedy for the largest part of the film, with a tactic that has him drawing humor from every aspect, including Ma Dong-seok's appearance and the English language
April 9, 2019
Champion's biggest strengths are its comedic sensibilities, as director Kim Yong-Wan recognizes the inherent absurdity of arm-wrestling and plays it up for big laughs.
July 31, 2018
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.
July 24, 2018
First-time director Kim Yong-wan lays the melodrama on thick, and his cliched script never threatens to surprise.
July 16, 2018
Like all the best Rocky movies, you'll get a lump in your throat from watching a good person triumph rather than fail.
May 31, 2018
A superb job at tugging heartstrings.
May 18, 2018
The heart of Champion-learning to trust, finding a way to forge bonds, accepting the faults in those you love-lifts this above a routine sports movie.
May 17, 2018
Wins the match, but only on points.
May 17, 2018
Writer-director Kim Yong-wan delivers a palatable product, with leftover ingredients.