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Cinderella Man Reviews

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August 24, 2017
The complexities of genuine human beings have no place in a Ron Howard production. This is film where a good woman stands behind her man, children listen to their father, and the Great Depression is described as a bit of hard times.
June 2, 2005
Its charms are skin-deep and rote, technically proficient and signifying very little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 24, 2005
It lands a few solid punches, but never achieves anything close to a knock-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 2, 2005
No opportunity for sentimental editorializing goes unseized.
June 2, 2005
Scorsese's Raging Bull initiated the stylistic flourish of flashbulb punctuation for a flying punch, but Howard turns it into virtually his entire mise-en-scene.
May 25, 2005
65 years after John Ford's wrenching The Grapes of Wrath, Hollywood seems to have concluded that the Great Depression was, in fact, a pretty great time to be alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 30, 2006
At moments it almost had me, but for the most part I just felt cold and watched with all the interest of a disgruntled spectator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 17, 2007
As for the fights themselves, Howard brings nothing new to the canvas. Like the movie as a whole, they work fine enough, even while encased in leaden certitude.
April 19, 2007
And as far as Cinderella's pumpkins go, though the movie ends with Braddock's boxing triumph in Hollywood's notorious freeze-frame approach to history, both Braddock and Baer went on to be decked by Joe Louis.
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May 26, 2006
I only wish Howard could have shaped this and the other performances a little, toning them down or leaving a bit of a rough edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2005
...pre-digested, pre-approved...has the bullying 'stamp of quality.'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 5, 2005
Glorious hokum.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 9, 2005
The events are strong enough to keep us gripped, even though the writing and direction are flat and bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2005
Nada mais Ú do que um repeteco de Alma de Herˇi, apenas substituindo o cavalo Seabiscuit por James J. Braddock.
| Original Score: 2/5
June 2, 2005
Cinderella Man consistently delivers less than it wants to by trying for more than it should. The movie tells the story of Braddock's life as redemptive fairy tale, fitting the fighter for a glass slipper that ends up being the movie's glass jaw.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 3, 2005
So square it makes the original Rocky look cutting edge and Million Dollar Baby positively avant-garde by comparison.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 5, 2005
About as subtle as an uppercut to the chin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 6, 2006
The film wallows in the poverty and degradation of Crowe and his family, which is a real downer for a supposed feel-good movie . . .
June 2, 2005
Apes the Rocky series, lifting bits and pieces from all five installments...I begged for Baer to shout in his best Mr. T voice, 'I pity the fool'
| Original Score: 2.5/5
June 2, 2005
So determined to make the audience stand up and cheer that it forgets how to generate anything lasting, other than sheer old-timey nostalgia.
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