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Million Dollar Baby Reviews

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February 27, 2018
...[Clint] Eastwood teaches us his journey to achieve [respect] with modesty. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2018
In Million Dollar Baby, Eastwood makes us believe both that [the] relationship is completely surprising and wholly a product of fate.
February 27, 2018
[It's] about so much more than boxing. It's about redemption, risk-taking, the search for family and God, the pursuit of a dream, a soul-shattering moral dilemma and the father-daughter relationship that develops between Frankie and Maggie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 27, 2018
What moves you so powerfully at the end is not just a shattering tale of two old guys and a female boxer but, in our new millennium, a 74-year-old man's ability to tell it so powerfully without (apparently) the melancholy business of movies laying a glove
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 24, 2017
Its very conventionality is what makes it so compelling; we've seen this before, but it still gets us every time.
March 16, 2017
Always one of America's most undervalued directors, Clint Eastwood is proving himself the American cinema's national treasure in the third act of his career.
February 27, 2015
A heartfelt, creditable picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2015
I don't think it's his masterpiece, but it's a big, beautiful, sad film with unforgettable performances.
February 27, 2015
Anyone who doesn't believe that Clint Eastwood is one of the best film-makers in America ought to see Million Dollar Baby.
February 27, 2015
The movie is simultaneously conventional and subversive, broad and nuanced, shamelessly manipulative and genuinely moving, a cheap sucker punch and a work of real moral weight.
February 27, 2015
The film is impeccably made, but more than that, the director who also composed the lovely music score, brings a rare degree of humanity to the intensely moving conclusion.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 27, 2015
From beginning to end, its dark, foreboding atmosphere reflects the troubled world in which its three central figures conduct their essentially moral lives.
February 27, 2015
Like a very fine wine, Clint Eastwood is getting better with age. Now 75, the actor-director has delivered one of the year's best US films.
February 27, 2015
I'd be amazed if Swank failed to punch her way to a serious prize after this feat; she is an extraordinary bundle of ferocity and ice.
February 27, 2015
Million Dollar Baby, above all else, feels like a work that comes out of years of living, and years of experience with people, and knowing what works and what doesn't. It also comes from a director who is still able to be touched when two people connect.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 27, 2015
Beautifully adapted from the stories of boxing expert F. X. Toole, Million Dollar Baby initially looks like a classic sports-movie-rags-to-riches deal, but it's when Eastwood digs deeper that the film really takes flight.
February 27, 2015
A really well-made film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2015
Million Dollar Baby is as close to an anti-Rocky as a sports picture ever came, but even when following familiar paths, it stakes out its own distinctively harsh territory.
February 27, 2015
Not exactly a crowd-pleaser, perhaps, but a bold jab at popular film-making that catches the audience with its guard down.
February 27, 2015
The rich, dark production is the 25th directorial turn by Clint Eastwood and is perhaps his best work yet.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2018
As sappy and Lifetime-y as all this sounds, Eastwood's skill with the performers keeps Million Dollar Baby afloat.
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