Play It to the Bone Reviews

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Top Critic
March 22, 2002
January 1, 2000
Lacks the pizazz of Shelton's best stuff.
January 1, 2000
Remember Raging Bull? This is just bull.
January 1, 2000
Play It to the Bone is wildly uneven, but the good parts outweigh the bad.
January 1, 2000
Doesn't have enough of a boxing story to occupy the running time.
January 1, 2000
Bone tired.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
The hope that Shelton would bring fresh insight to the sweet science is unfulfilled on nearly every level.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
What is this, you may ask yourself, a beer commercial?
January 1, 2000
As empty as a Don King pay-per-view bout.
January 1, 2000
Dull-witted.
January 1, 2000
Play It to the Bone isn't going to be a contender.
January 1, 2000
Play It to the Bone consists largely of a seemingly endless drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
January 1, 2000
This is no Raging Bull.
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
OK for laughs but less OK for emotional investment with the characters, who feel more like comic constructs than the real-feeling guys.
January 1, 2000
This boxing movie is one of [Alan's] best.
January 1, 2000
A mediocre sports movie crossed with a bad road picture.
January 1, 2000
Doesn't quite have the goods.
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