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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Exceptional, powerful new documentary. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A sports documentary as gripping, in a different way, as "Hoop Dreams." show more

  • 88
    Boston Globe

    Has the impact of a left-right combination to the chin. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    What the film lacks in makes up for in its sympathetic and compelling portrayal of its subjects. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Examiner

    The story of a trainer and three of his boxers trying to break away from the confines of a gym in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Each story is strong, gripping in its own way. But you've heard them all before. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Often technically rough, but it's painfully compelling. show more

  • 89
    Austin Chronicle

    The documentary has no narration, and uses excellent expository camerawork to say things that no narrator could equal. show more

  • 75
    Paula Nechak Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Isn't so emotionally powerful as the Oscar-winning "When We Were Kings" but which -- in its more intimate way -- still packs a punch. show more

  • 90
    Charles Taylor

    Walking out of the theater, I felt so bereft that I couldn't speak. And it doesn't hurt any less thinking about the movie now, as I write this. show more

  • 90
    L.A. Weekly

    Jolts with a quiet intimacy. show more

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