Chuck Reviews

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May 19, 2017
It's a little bit pathetic, but Schreiber crafts such an innocence in his character that it's easy to root for him. And to remember him.
May 19, 2017
A slick, entertainingly silly movie that owes more to "Goon" than "Raging Bull."
May 19, 2017
Watching "Chuck" is like striking up a conversation with a stranger on the barstool next to you, and discovering that your new drinking buddy is a far more interesting fellow than he first appeared.
May 19, 2017
It may not go the distance, but it's surely worth a step into the ring.
May 19, 2017
Its greatest gift is that it doesn't try to make too much of his central character.
May 18, 2017
Liev Schreiber is top-notch in the lead role in this funny, sad and warm cautionary tale.
May 18, 2017
Interesting novelty is not enough to help this by the numbers sports biopic go the distance.
May 18, 2017
The film tells an achingly true story about chasing dreams and letting them slip through your hands, as well as the gravitational forces that cause one's life to seek its own level.
May 18, 2017
The downfall isn't as satisfying as the setup, and a sudden burst of energy associated with the introduction of cocaine actually acts to slow things down, but it's worth seeing for the performances.
May 17, 2017
Chuck nimbly dances around usual trouble spots to target the irony of modern celebrity culture: With the power of fame now trivializing its origins, any bum who wants to be somebody can suddenly wake up a contender.
May 17, 2017
Without that backstory, it would be a fairly unremarkable, fairly familiar ride. But with it, and with a fine turn from Liev Schreiber, it scraps its way to respectability.
May 14, 2017
Chuck is almost impossible to dislike.
May 13, 2017
They call it prize fighting, but "Chuck," a boxed-in boxing fable, ain't much of a prize.
May 12, 2017
Schreiber is terrific, and the film employs a gritty and evocative throwback visual style.
May 12, 2017
Liev Schreiber is outstanding as the hulking, rough-edged, amiable and charismatic Wepner.
May 12, 2017
...driven by a knockout lead performance from Liev Schreiber.
May 12, 2017
Schreiber heads a great cast and gives this real-life Rocky-type punching bag heart and soul.
May 11, 2017
The best thing about Chuck is that it follows its leading man's lead in empathizing with him, at least up to a point.
May 11, 2017
Chuck doesn't contribute anything new to the boxing drama... but with a strong lead performance from Liev Schreiber and a dependable supporting cast, Chuck manages to bring the story of its protagonist to life with heart and respect.
May 11, 2017
The point, repeated over and over directly or indirectly, is that real life isn't like the movies.
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