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Play It to the Bone Reviews

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June 29, 2015
A sometimes funny boxing screwball comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 28, 2002
...Shelton's second-best idea for a boxing movie.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Play It to the Bone is so constrained by its formulaic plot that the movie's juicy, freewheeling dialogue feels shoehorned into a story that makes more sense mathematically than psychologically.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
A mediocre sports movie crossed with a bad road picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Doesn't quite have the goods.
January 1, 2000
Doesn't have enough of a boxing story to occupy the running time.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
This is still Ron Shelton in good -- not great, but good -- form here, and the rewards are plentiful.
January 1, 2000
The casting is brilliant.
January 1, 2000
This should've been a labor of glove for Shelton's sharp observational wit and sports jones, but the film ultimately fails to land enough punches.
January 1, 2000
By the end, the fight means everything to them and virtually nothing to us.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
It's a long ride.
January 1, 2000
If the slow moving pace of this movie (from the road to the ring) doesn't get to you, an annoying performance by Lolita Davidovich will.
January 1, 2000
A lusty story of friendship and rivalry in the ring and in affairs of the heart.
January 1, 2000
Dull-witted.
January 1, 2000
Instead of a Raging Bull, he's created a mooing cow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
If it weren't for Next Friday, Play It to the Bone would be the worst movie of the new year.
January 1, 2000
I didn't watch Play It To The Bone - I sat through it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Bone tired.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
For the first time in a Shelton sports romp, everybody loses.
January 1, 2000
This boxing movie is one of [Alan's] best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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