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Based on 33 Reviews
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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    (Shelton) knows how to write pungent dialogue that covers a multitude of sins when the film goes off the rails. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Either Shelton knows this world well, or he's such a great bluffer it doesn't matter. show more

  • 75
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Another invigorating, extremely raunchy sports movie from Ron Shelton . show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    This is no "Raging Bull." show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Ron Shelton's boxing pic is long on road work but strictly a flyweight. show more

  • 32
    Larry Terenzi Mr. Showbiz

    Shelton attempts to fashion a kind of road movie-love triangle-sports flick. He fails on all three counts. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Fghting your heart out at the end of this movie can't win the prize or the crowd. show more

  • 63
    San Francisco Examiner

    A wicked, light-headed first half dissolves into a bloody, head-bashing second half . The previews make it seem like a comedy. It isn't. show more

  • 50
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Benefits from an amiable chemistry between Harrelson and Banderas, and Davidovich always makes a good tough-as-nails dame with more smarts than any man will give her credit for. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie doesn't know how odd it seems to cut from the bloodshed in the ring to the dialogue of the supporting players, who still think they're in a comedy. show more

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