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Cinderella Man Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
March 18, 2011
It ain't no Rocky, but it ain't half bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
The affection for Braddock and his story can be felt in every frame and heard in every word.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
The final justification that Russell Crowe is without a doubt one of the best actors to come along in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 27, 2009
A very solid cast, one of the most reliable directors in Hollywood, and one of the most malleable subjects in film make Cinderella Man one of the best films of 2005 thus far.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
David Cornelius
January 16, 2009
Cinderella Man plays like a movie actively hunting for awards. But it's also a pretty darn good story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Leigh Singer
July 31, 2008
Handsome, manipulative, simplistic. It packs an uplift that bludgeons you into submission.
Top Critic
David Ansen
November 1, 2007
Howard's movie skillfully delivers that primal, heart-pounding satisfaction that is the promise of all boxing tales.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Cinderella Man is a contender, but it's not exactly a knockout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
May 7, 2007
A cross between Seabiscuit (because of the Depression) and Rocky (because of the sport), yet a fine enough film to stand on its own, even if the production falls short of both in terms of its emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
As entertaining and uplifting a film as we'll get all year.
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
A fine alternative to the louder and more brainless summer movies competing with it -- an excellent drama that relies on heart and action instead of schmaltz and melodrama.
| Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Mark Salisbury
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The fight scenes have a stinging authenticity and, although at 144 minutes it outstays its welcome, this is Howard's best film since Apollo 13
Emanuel Levy
June 1, 2006
Stirring and inspirational in the best and worst senses of these terms, this fact-based melodrama is stamped by the middlebrow sensibility of both director Ron Howard and writer Akiva Goldsman.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 16, 2006
I have never rooted for a sporting event in my life like I rooted for Braddock. I was on the edge of my couch, balled fists on my knees, praying he would prevail...superbly edited, beautifully shot, sensitively acted, and with fantastic grit and texture
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
Cole Smithey
October 7, 2005
The boxing sequences here are better than those of Martin Scorsese's bar-setting "Raging Bull."
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..
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