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Cinderella Man Reviews

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
January 14, 2006
The feel good bomb of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

Empire Magazine
January 7, 2006
The Best Actor Oscar race starts now.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
It is an amazing story brought to life by gifted people and it will make you feel good without making you feel guilty for doing so.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 26, 2005
Es un cuento de hadas necesario para el cinéfilo que tiene que padecer películas pretenciosas o agresivas. El mundo necesita héroes, aunque sean de celuloide.
| Original Score: 3/4
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
October 17, 2005
No ofrece nada nuevo y, a pesar de su impecable factura técnica, aburre hasta la exasperación con su mezcla de previsibilidad y cursilería.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
October 7, 2005
The boxing sequences here are better than those of Martin Scorsese's bar-setting "Raging Bull."
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
September 26, 2005
A superficially rousing portrait of Depression-era legend James J. Braddock.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 18, 2005
Intensely moving and superbly crafted....Russell Crowe's portrayal of boxer James Braddock, is nothing short of brilliant..
Top Critic
September 14, 2005
The joy is in the playing, and Ron Howard pulls out all the stops like the organist at the old Madison Square Garden.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 10, 2005
Nada mais é do que um repeteco de Alma de Herói, apenas substituindo o cavalo Seabiscuit por James J. Braddock.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
September 10, 2005
It's Seabiscuit with fists. Enjoyable, well-made, heartwarming Best Picture fodder that overcomes its achingly predictable story thanks to Oscar-worthy performances from Crowe and Giamatti.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Greenwood
Future Movies UK
August 27, 2005
Slick and rousing entertainment it may be, but Cinderella Man is far from great cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Nev Pierce
August 16, 2005
Crowe is at his best in the ring and while it's hardly surprising that he's a convincing bruiser, he also manages to make a rather one-note character compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David N. Butterworth
July 21, 2005
Comparisons to Eastwood's Oscar-winning "Million Dollar Baby" are not only expected but welcomed, since "Cinderella Man" is (surprisingly) just as good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Though the film is technically first-rate, it's little more than a theme-park version of the Depression with a hero with less personality than the equine star of Seabiscuit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luis Martinez
July 7, 2005
El hombre detrás de la leyenda, el caballero detrás de la bestia, el miserable y hambreado detrás del campeón. Sublime.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 5, 2005
Crowe goes against type in rendering Braddock as a man full of humility and generosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
July 5, 2005
The changes made to Baer's personality simply strike me as unnecessary here, not to mention poor filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
June 27, 2005
I couldn't find enough superlatives to describe "Cinderella Man," an astonishing film that's simply perfect.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
June 20, 2005
Has the misfortune to feel like a "Seabiscuit Meets Million Dollar Baby" send-up.
Full Review| Original Score: B+
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