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  1. Dec 11, 2012
    10
    Emotionally accessible, expertly crafted film about boxing, brothers, family, the Cold War, hard work and redemption. This is a very uplifting movie about real life. The fight footage is spectacular, and the supporting characters in who surround the Klitschko Brothers including the recently passed Emmanuel Stewart shine with humanity and spirit, while dedicating their lives to theEmotionally accessible, expertly crafted film about boxing, brothers, family, the Cold War, hard work and redemption. This is a very uplifting movie about real life. The fight footage is spectacular, and the supporting characters in who surround the Klitschko Brothers including the recently passed Emmanuel Stewart shine with humanity and spirit, while dedicating their lives to the real-life perils of professional boxing. The film is directed and delivered by a German crew, so it has a less than familiar sensibility for American audiences. The Blu-Ray is highly recommended. Expand
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
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  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Oct 22, 2011
    60
    The indomitable siblings' unusual background, huge size and highly developed intellects, as well as the dramatic ups, downs and rebounds of their interwoven sagas, should result in a fascinating dual biodoc. But the two-hour pic's lack of economy makes for heavy slogging, with no boxing minutiae too small for exhaustive exposition.
  2. Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
    Oct 21, 2011
    80
    Articulate, thoughtful and funny - hearing Vitali talk about getting used to 100 kinds of cheese in the West is a real pleasure - the Klitschkos are a treat to spend conversational time with. Just don't think of joining them in the ring.
  3. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 20, 2011
    70
    For those who care about the winning and losing of championship belts, the film's slow-motion attention to pugilistic style and powerhouse punches is thrillingly instructive.