Play It to the Bone - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Play It to the Bone Reviews

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August 28, 2002
...Shelton's second-best idea for a boxing movie.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: C
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
A mediocre sports movie crossed with a bad road picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Man, Ron Shelton sure loves sports, doesn't he?
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 30, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 1, 2000
The movie seems strained, tired, and forced.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Lands with the thud of a ineffective body shot, largely because Shelton's formula has worn transparently thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 29, 2015
A sometimes funny boxing screwball comedy.
Full Review | 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
Dull-witted.
January 1, 2000
Bone tired.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The least engrossing (non-)grudge match in memory.
January 1, 2000
Lacks the pizazz of Shelton's best stuff.
January 1, 2000
This is no Raging Bull.
January 1, 2000
The hope that Shelton would bring fresh insight to the sweet science is unfulfilled on nearly every level.
January 1, 2000
Its resemblance to Mr. Shelton's other work makes us feel as if we've already seen the film's trailer 20 times.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
A dud.
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