Overall Rank: 540
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 333
Theatrical Release Date: 06/03/2005
Genre: Drama, Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Ron Howard
Actors: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill
Plot: The Biography of James Braddock as he boxed his way through the depression to face off against boxing champion Max Baer.
Quick Movie Reviews
Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/07/2019
Emotionally powerful, the pressures of the Great Depression are as much of an opposition as the rival boxers.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/17/2012
Although the film's underdog themes have been done to much better effect in other films (even many boxing films,) the movie still manages to bring some emotionally-worthy scenes, thanks mostly to the skillful cast and director. Giamatti, of all the cast, seems to dig the deepest into his character and has some of the film's best moments.
Snoogans - wrote on 12/06/2011
Inspirational boxing biography. There's nothing new here, but it is a well made film.
Full Movie Reviews
mdtinney - wrote on 05/27/2009
This is a truly great film. Russel Crowe, Rene Zellweger and Paul Giametti were all fabulous. Russell Crowe is one of the best actors of our time. I am not a boxing fan, but I was so engrossed by the character of the Cinderalla Man that I was totally involved in every punch. I didn't know how the story would end, so I had the added thrill of suspense during the final fight. The story of a family in the midst of the Great Depression was as compelling as the boxing story. The solid family man played by Russell gives us a much needed role model. The historical and socio-economic background was powerfully shown and greatly added to the audience's involvement and is particularly relevant to today. The direction by Ron Howard gave this movie an Epic feel. This is a classic film.
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