Price of Glory - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Price of Glory Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Dances a fine line between PG-13 and R.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
September 19, 2010
doesn't develop any of the characters
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael Dequina
December 28, 2004
The road to glory is often paved with good intentions, but so is the path to mediocrity, which exactly where Carlos Avila's well-meaning drama heads in no time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...generally entertaining, in a movie-of-the-week sort of way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeremiah Kipp
February 1, 2001
While the intentions are good, Price of Glory is never confident enough to push the boundaries of the sports drama mold.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Not particularly well acted, it overstays its welcome and proves simultaneously predictable as a sports film and unconvincing as family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
What's peculiar is that the film doesn't build toward anything because even as the boxing careers flourish, the character of Arturo drags everything down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sean P. Means
January 1, 2000
[Smits and Seda] give the movie more heart than was probably on the page, and their powerful presence nearly ennobles the cornball material.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
The result, though polished and professional, ultimately relies on too many stock situations to evoke the desired emotional impact...

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The acting is top-notch, especially Smits in his first post-NYPD role.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
The movie is k-o'd in the first round by a cliche-filled script with dialogue that has a higher specific gravity than a heavyweight contender.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
As a piece of entertainment the film is quite nicely put together.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
It may know what it's supposed to do to succeed, but is too flat-footed, throws too many weak punches, and telegraphs most every move to the point that it will never have a chance of being seen as a champion.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Directing newcomer Carlos Avila doesn't always generate the emotional impact the drama deserves; it has the look and feel of a nondescript television film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Andy Seiler
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Price of Glory is not a contender.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Price of Glory wins a few rounds, but, unlike The Set Up, The Hurricane or Raging Bull, it loses the fight.
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John Anderson
January 1, 2000
Very obvious, very earnest and a little overwrought.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Cliches fly faster than fists in Price of Glory, an old-fashioned boxing movie that can't really go the distance.
| Original Score: 2/4
Thom Bennett
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Goes down for the count in a hodgepodge of emotions and familiar boxing-movie conventions.
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
As the film unspools to the final reels, building to a predictable resolution with yet another kinetic, well-filmed fight sequence, it's hard not to be absorbed by the story of the Fighting Ortegas.
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