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Resurrecting the Champ Reviews

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September 20, 2014
a must see for the performances
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2008
Nothing can wrench this movie from the grip of a saccharine, formulaic script full of plattitudes and divided allegiances.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 22, 2007
A two-star execution of a four-star goal, and is therefore worthy of a viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
| Original Score: 7/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
August 31, 2007
...never becomes as compelling as it promises to be...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 29, 2007
Reporters also refer to what they write as "my story."
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 29, 2007
This is a story that anyone should be able to relate to because we all fall short of perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 29, 2007
Without Jackson -- and a little help from Alan Alda and Peter Coyote -- this would be another in the long line of instantly forgettable Josh Hartnett vehicles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 28, 2007
Resurrecting the Champ is authentic in its newsroom scenes, and appropriately concerned at how entertainment value trumps diligent reporting.
August 28, 2007
A good film, even if it isn't much of a boxing flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 28, 2007
With his unexpectedly subtle and moving performance, Hartnett shows he can hold his own, even opposite a scene-stealing Jackson, and by showing vulnerability in scenes with his son.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 26, 2007
a literate story with more food for thought than competent follow-though
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2007
It's one to see, an engrossing, surprising and moving drama that will restore your faith in the power of movies to tell great human stories.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 25, 2007
It's the scrappy underdog in a season full of blockbuster heavyweights.
August 25, 2007
Champ is a solid effort with a lot going for it, but it suggests that Lurie still isn't willing to relax and let viewers interpret his films.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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