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.
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.
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.
July 21, 2006
Howard may have replicated the family scenes as accurately as if he'd found film from a camera hidden in the walls of the original Braddock apartment, and yet the movie can't shake the sense that the scenes away from the boxing ring are somehow false
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 . . .
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.
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.
September 26, 2005
A superficially rousing portrait of Depression-era legend James J. Braddock.
September 10, 2005
Nada mais é do que um repeteco de Alma de Herói, apenas substituindo o cavalo Seabiscuit por James J. Braddock.
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.
July 5, 2005
The changes made to Baer's personality simply strike me as unnecessary here, not to mention poor filmmaking.
June 9, 2005
Well-acted but textually mediocre.
June 9, 2005
The events are strong enough to keep us gripped, even though the writing and direction are flat and bland.
June 5, 2005
Only our predisposed investment in the lead players manages to make the proceedings not too painfully bland.
June 5, 2005
Glorious hokum.
June 5, 2005
...pre-digested, pre-approved...has the bullying 'stamp of quality.'
June 5, 2005
Ron Howard and Russell Crowe have once again combined their efforts to create a big Hollywood biopic that exudes the strong whiff of Oscar bait.
June 5, 2005
About as subtle as an uppercut to the chin.
June 3, 2005
Caught up as the film's righteous center, Jim is sustained by his concern for his bland and underwritten family.
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