Cinderella Man

2005

Action / Biography / Drama / History / Romance / Sport

180
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 80%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 91%
IMDb Rating 8 10 172228

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Renée Zellweger as Mae Braddock
Russell Crowe as Jim Braddock
Paul Giamatti as Joe Gould
Clint Howard as Referee
720p.BLU
599.31 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
2 hr 24 min
P/S 11 / 91

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MR_Heraclius 10 / 10

Best boxing movie made.

Truly inspiring story of James J. Braddock. This story is about more than boxing. It is about a man and his wife trying to raise a family in the tough times of the 1920s. And the integrity and example he shows his children in those times. Russell Crowe, Renee Zellweger and Paul Giamatti are just part of this incredible cast. It is a must see.

Reviewed by MartinHafer 8 / 10

A very good film that apparently takes HUGE liberties with some facts to make for a more exciting film.

Before I get to whether or not I liked this film, the history teacher in me thinks it's very important to set the record straight. Although the film is pretty accurate when it comes to the career of James Braddock, it's very inaccurate in portraying his opponent, Max Baer. The champion, Baer, is shown as a sadistic jerk who killed two men while boxing--and really delighted in taunting Braddock about this. In the film, the evil and filthy-mouthed Baer tells Braddock to bow out of the fight, as he could be the next to die in the ring--and he really seems to LIKE tormenting Braddock's wife about this. In reality, Baer killed one man in the ring. It was a horrible accident which occasionally happens in boxing--one which apparently haunted Baer for the rest of his life. In fact, he helped pay for his dead opponents to get educations and looked after this family--hardly the act of a sadist. I understand why the folks who made "Cinderella Man" changed this in an attempt to create tension, but the story would have STILL worked great if it had just stuck to the truth. Plus, think of how this film affected Baer's relatives when they saw it. Max Baer Jr. ('Jethro' from "The Beverly Hillbillies") knew his father was not like this and I am sure it pained him to see him so badly misrepresented.

As for the NON-Baer parts of the film, they are great. The look of the 1930s is exceptional--much more realistic than you often see in films. Also, the acting is terrific, the film VERY engaging and the story of Braddock very compelling. Without the misrepresentation of Baer's in the story, I would have given this one a 10. Really....it's that compelling and they did a great job. The acting, direction, designs...everything but the writing was perfect.

By the way, this isn't so much a complaint as an observation. In this movie, like practically EVERY other boxing movie, there is hardly any defense (such as blocked shots) in the boxing matches--punch after punch that lands on the opponent. If fights REALLY were like this, they'd rarely go beyond the first round!

Reviewed by Sumit7 10 / 10

This one will hit you right in the chest.

If this movie could not get your heart pounding, i don't know what will.

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