Resurrecting the Champ Reviews
November 13, 2019
With Resurrecting the Champ the truth is quite simple. It's a knockout.
June 29, 2019
Towering over the entire picture is Jackson, who takes a showy role and invests it with so much humanity that it's impossible not to feel deeply for the character every step of the way.
February 2, 2009
Resurrecting the Champ is a movie I was going to recommend. It was contrived and dopey, but it seemed like pleasant entertainment. Then came the terrible last ten minutes when it casts itself on the rancid junk heap of hokum.
August 26, 2008
Nothing can wrench this movie from the grip of a saccharine, formulaic script full of plattitudes and divided allegiances.
March 3, 2008
Even though the melodrama gets ratcheted up at the end, there were plenty of moments I found myself cheering for the Champ.
February 29, 2008
a contender that doesn't quite take a championship belt.
November 1, 2007
Resurrecting the Champ is a specialty of director Rod Lurie, a civics lecture disguised as a film.
October 23, 2007
Success, adulation, temptation, disgrace, redemption -- it's all there, expressed mostly through the predictably non-expressive Hartnett.
October 22, 2007
A two-star execution of a four-star goal, and is therefore worthy of a viewing.
September 11, 2007
Slow in the father-son heart to heart parts, Champ brings it all back home in the end with a great story line and saving performances by Jackson, Alda and Hatcher
September 10, 2007
Like a championship fight, a movie is often reviewed in rounds. This being said, I think I'll go the safe route and call the film a draw.
September 6, 2007
The script and director Rod Lurie just can't get the parts to meld.
September 5, 2007
It's hard to have a genuine emotional response when the manipulative mechanics are all too strongly felt.
September 2, 2007
Lurie's film actually works better as a study of a reporter coping with ambition and ethics as opposed to a story about Kernan and Champ or Kernan and his son.
August 31, 2007
...never becomes as compelling as it promises to be...
August 30, 2007
Everything is about winning respect versus earning it. This film earned mine. I'm glad I took a chance on it. By the look of my theater, not many others did.