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Somebody Up There Likes Me Reviews

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September 8, 2012
The film's money shot is the well-staged fight between Zale and Rocky.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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October 1, 2008
Paul Newman brings to awesome life the jungle qualities implicit in a slum childhood...
September 27, 2008
Robert Wise's sports biopic of Rocky Graziano deservedly catapulted Paul Newman to major stardom; you can spot in small parts Steve McQueen, before he became a star, and Sal Mineo.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 18, 2008
[Newman] worked himself into peak condition for the role, lifting weights and sparring with top professionals, and his portrayal of the scrappy, often tongue-tied, but wholly likable boxer is superb.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2008
Paul Newman's talent is large and flexible, revealing an approach to the Graziano character that scores tremendously.
December 17, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2006
Robert Wise's direction is fast, aggressive and bright, and the picture is edited to give it a tremendous crispness and pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
Director Wise keeps the action fresh and lively, drawing excellent performances from Newman, Angeli as Mrs Graziano and Mineo in a small but significant role.
June 24, 2006
A disappointing biopic of Rocky Graziano, East Side delinquent turned World Middleweight Champion.
February 4, 2006
Straightforward and simplistic.
| Original Score: 3/5
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