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Resurrecting the Champ

PG-13 In Theaters 08/24/2007 , 113min.
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Viewer Score
86%
Viewer score based on 7 ratings
55%
Critic score based on 28 reviews

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May 22, 2008
billcarteris
In this day and age of over-amped sounds and misleading promotions, I found this to be a refreshing experience where I arrived at the movie with no expectations and walked out delighted that I had seen the movie. It reminded me of ehen I went to see Don Juan De Marco, with Johnny Depp
May 22, 2008
woussko
Once again Mr. Jackson's acting was great. What I like about this movie is that the ending is not at all as you would expect it to be from the begining parts. This is a movie where you got to keep awake and pay attention and you will. I like that the truth came out, but in a great way and not with the hate and angry side we are led to expect. If people would learn that lesson and apply it to
May 22, 2008
eaifpres
We are saddened that the opening scene shows a group of young white males as predators preying on a homeless black man, when there is a distinct possibility that more often than not it will be a group of young black predators preying on a homeless or weaker white man.\n\nBut, the evil of todays political correctness seems to demand that European American whites are viewed as the
May 22, 2008
jssjames999
I usually don't go to see movies that are based on true events,but I decided to see this one because of Sam Jackson. I think this was one of his best performances but the film wontmake a lot of money because it was a drama. Young people, who by the way powers the box office, would rather see an action movie filled with CGI. I'm sure the producers of thismovie knew that before making it, which
May 22, 2008
mdunham227
Jackson and Harnett should both be up for academy awards. This was a great movie for the whole family.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Wall Street Journal
The movie itself -- which deals (not very interestingly) with the issue of journalistic integrity and (very predictably) with father-son relationships -- doesn't pack much of a wallop. Full Review
Duane Byrge
The Hollywood Reporter
Charged by a knock-out performance from Samuel L. Jackson, this compelling story of manly redemption will deliver a winning boxoffice combination of word of mouth and ultimately step outside the generic ring of sports lore. Full Review
Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
The movie itself -- which deals (not very interestingly) with the issue of journalistic integrity and (very predictably) with father-son relationships -- doesn't pack much of a wallop. Full Review
John Anderson
Variety
Overly sentimentalized and the execution is slack. If not for Samuel L. Jackson's performance as the ravaged boxer, "Champ" would be of limited interest. Full Review
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
Delivers a heckuva story marred by some credibility problems but lands the majority of its punches via subtly powerful performances and a moving undercard of paternal connection. Full Review

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