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Somebody Up There Likes Me Reviews

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February 4, 2006
Straightforward and simplistic.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2006
A disappointing biopic of Rocky Graziano, East Side delinquent turned World Middleweight Champion.
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
September 8, 2012
The film's money shot is the well-staged fight between Zale and Rocky.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 21, 2005
| 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
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+
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 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
Top Critic
October 1, 2008
Paul Newman brings to awesome life the jungle qualities implicit in a slum childhood...
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