Resurrecting the Champ Reviews

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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.
September 20, 2014
a must see for the performances
November 17, 2011
August 26, 2008
Nothing can wrench this movie from the grip of a saccharine, formulaic script full of plattitudes and divided allegiances.
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 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.
August 29, 2007
Reporters also refer to what they write as "my story."
August 29, 2007
This is a story that anyone should be able to relate to because we all fall short of perfection.
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.
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.
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.
August 26, 2007
a literate story with more food for thought than competent follow-though
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.
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.
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