The Set-Up Reviews

October 5, 2019
Never before or since has a boxing film so thoroughly depicted the sport's fans as a mob of petty and sadistic louts who want their pound of flesh and nothing less.
June 16, 2015
Robert Wise's virtuosically squalid microcosm
May 1, 2006
Its boilerplate fatalism undone by overbearing moralizing and the fact that Ryan's boxer is too one-dimensionally good to register as tragic.
September 9, 2005
June 30, 2005
May 16, 2005
June 20, 2004
January 1, 2000
This is one of the top boxing films ever made, along with Raging Bull and Body and Soul.