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Cinderella Man (2005)

9 Ratings: 4.7
A movie directed by Ron Howard

Cinderella Manis a wholesome slice of old-fashioned Americana, offering welcomed relief from the shallowness of many summer blockbusters. In dramatizing the legendary Depression-era comeback of impoverished boxer Jim Braddock, director Ron Howard benefits … see full wiki

Director: Ron Howard
4 reviews about Cinderella Man (2005)
review by . May 27, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
James Braddock had two great opponents in his lifetime, Max Bauer and the Great Depression. We see with what finesse he is able to confront both in this stylish and lovable movie. Braddock is a fine boxer, able to support himself and his family well. He breaks his hand in a fight and manfully tries to keep going, only to ruin his career. It doesn't help that the Depression comes along to take what's left of him and his family. He does all he can to survive, like most Americans during desperate times, …
review by . May 22, 2006
With all the hype that surrounded this movie, I thought it would not be too good, especially since I recently saw a documentary on the life of Jim Braddock. However, this is one instance where the movie actually surpassed the hype! This movie does such a good job depicting New York City during the Depression that I literally felt transported back in time. The acting is great and the fight scenes are the most realistic that I have ever seen in a boxing movie (including Raging Bull).    As …
review by . December 30, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Cinderella Man is the real life story of Jim Braddock, a depression era boxer who went from a washed up has been to the ultimate glory of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. After a long layoff from boxing and struggling to feed his family, Braddock went on an unbelievable winning streak, eventually landing a heavyweight championship match with Max Bear. While the movie is a bit over dramatized leading up to the championship match, it's a superb and moving story. Two thumbs up.
review by . December 09, 2005
Not being a fan of boxing I usually avoid movies about the sport unless there is some other reason for watching (as in Million Dollar Baby, the initial Rocky film): the idea of watching two people beat each other bloody while crazy crowds cheer just doesn't register as entertainment (the American gladiator syndrome). And while CINDERELLA MAN is clearly about the game of boxing, the true story of a real boxer, and contains long spans of beatings, this film is not so much about boxing as it is about …
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