Somebody Up There Likes Me Reviews

November 26, 2019
Paul Newman and Pier Angeli are well cast as the embattled sweethearts. The title, though, is misleading...
September 8, 2012
The film's money shot is the well-staged fight between Zale and Rocky.
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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.
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.
June 18, 2008
Paul Newman's talent is large and flexible, revealing an approach to the Graziano character that scores tremendously.
December 17, 2007
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.
April 21, 2005
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.