Resurrecting the Champ

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14

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  1. G.M.
    Aug 23, 2007
  2. JudyT
    Aug 25, 2007
    Good attempt but missed the mark for greatness. Samuel is good and Josh Hartnett tries, but in the end the writing lets them down as the two main characters are not well fleshed out. Pales in drama to "Shattered Glass".
  3. John
    Apr 3, 2008
    Hey Jared you ever see a movie called Pulp Fiction, because in my opinion Sammuel L. was pretty good in that. Just a thought. Oh and it's called a comma, try using it one day. If your going to give a movie a 3 ouf of 10 please come up with something better thatn "its not crap its just not very good" because if you give something 3 you are saying that it is crap.
  4. JeremyP.
    Aug 23, 2007
    Samuel L Jackson should win an Oscar for this role. His potrayal of the Champ is spot on and very authentic.
  5. StephenD.
    Aug 26, 2007
    Will be a classic. A film which works on many levels. Jackson should win an Oscar.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    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.
  3. 50
    This isn't great raw material, though Lurie and his screenwriters try their best to portray Erik as some guilt-ridden evildoer who's perpetrated a great fraud.