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A fatherhood and morality tale apparently. Didn't quite knock me out with it though. Relatively original in parts, and before the twist it was compelling enough. After that point it feels a bit like that heavyweight fight after the fighters get tired and it becomes a stalemate. Alan Alda is a great curmudgeon anyway.
Josh Hartnett and a plot twist. Extra points for this already good story ??
Touching and well acted film about a has-been boxer and the reporter who writes his story.
Not bad though cause I am not a big fan of movies about boxing.
Good. But not nearly as powerful or moving as it should be.
Samuel Jackson does a great job bringing his character to life. Overall a good film. Has a surprise ending that I did not see coming.
Sam Jackson does a good turn here. For once, he's playing someone other than Sam Jackson. This movie is as unworthy of his performance as it is of being watched by anyone, ever. Total drippy schlocky shit. A paint by numbers story of redemption, obviously. Avoid.
This movie posts a classic dilema about doing the unethical to make it big. But it feels like the whole problem kind of solved itself and there were no real consequences to the 'bad' actions. Samuel L. Jackson plays a great hobo, though.
Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson are the key players here, in "Resurrecting the Champ". The concept of this movie is a very good one (uncovering the story of a past boxing legend) - and whilst I don't believe the concept was executed perfectly - it was a pretty easy 110 minutes of viewing.
There are some "bit players" to be found here also - namely Teri Hatcher and Alan Alda - but neither are really integral to the movie as a whole.
Hartnett holds his own in the lead role, whilst Jackson is good but not great in his role (albeit a difficult one for him to play). Summing up, this movie is worth a viewing if there's not too much else out there.
An interesting story with strong acting by Hartnett and Jackson. Jackson is almost unrecognizable.