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Klitschko Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
October 20, 2011
The two-hour pic's lack of economy makes for heavy slogging, with no boxing minutiae too small for exhaustive exposition.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 25, 2011
Fawning and generic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Fear
Time Out
October 18, 2011
A standard if formless ESPN hagiography, complete with a cheesy cop-show score and little sense of who these guys are outside of the ring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
October 25, 2011
Despite a confusing opening sequence and a disappointingly anticlimactic ending, Klitschko makes for a thrilling boxing documentary.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
May 24, 2012
A bit more blood, sweat and tears would have improved the scorecard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
October 20, 2011
The result isn't quite a puff piece, but it feels like it's building up the brothers' self-approved mythology rather than getting under their skin.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Lauren Wissot
Slant Magazine
April 21, 2011
Smartly, Dehnhardt's film eschews hype and goes far beyond mere talk.
Jennifer Merin
October 16, 2011
If you want to cheer for the Klitschkos, this profile will be enough for you. If you want to understand them, you'll need more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
October 18, 2011
Fight fans will still find much of interest.
Rob Humanick
October 18, 2011
You don't have to be a sports fan to find poetry in their story and beauty in what these bodies are capable of.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brent Simon
October 26, 2011
Klitschko at least showcases behemoth athletic champions who are worthy of role model status for reasons other than just their physical accomplishments.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 21, 2011
It's a no-nonsense look at what it takes to become a champion - and what it takes out of a man to hold on to that title.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
November 14, 2011
Great action footage combined with learned interviews. The steely-eyed Klitschkos contrast with the hype and flamboyance of the profession fight scene with amazing impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
October 20, 2011
For those who care about the winning and losing of championship belts, the film's slow-motion attention to pugilistic style and powerhouse punches is thrillingly instructive.
| Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Pulver
May 17, 2012
Perhaps more could have been made of the older Klitschko's move into Ukranian politics, now such a hot potato - but that might be asking a bit much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2011
Though this artful film by German documentarian Sebastian Dehnhardt does not stint on inside-the-ring footage, its main attraction is the intense interpersonal dynamic between the brothers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 21, 2011
There's enough boxing footage, of course, to satisfy avid fans of the sport, but the brothers' personal history is the real attraction here, with its fascinating revelations about their homeland and culture.
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
December 2, 2011
It's a story that commands attention, even for non-boxing fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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