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Fighting Tommy Riley Reviews

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
July 29, 2005
You may come to Fighting Tommy Riley for the boxing, but you'll find much more to ponder than left jabs and right hooks
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joe Brown
San Francisco Chronicle
May 6, 2005
If it fails to land its big final punch, it's still a contender.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ned Martel
New York Times
May 6, 2005
In Fighting Tommy Riley, another boxing drama is asking audiences to gird themselves for more emotional gut punches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 6, 2005
Tommy Riley is a ten-cent Baby.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 6, 2005
The sort of slick-looking indie that plays well at film festivals, this heavy-handed boxing drama is really just a flyweight bulked up on cliches and false sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2005
This small, lovingly crafted film continually surprises with its depth and resonance.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly
May 5, 2005
Anchored by Eddie Jones' passionate performance as the trainer dragged from mysterious retirement, the film also benefits from its convincing milieu.
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
May 3, 2005
Outrageously sentimental and retrograde.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
February 23, 2012
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