Against the Ropes Synopsis
The story of Jackie Kallen (Meg Ryan), the most successful female manager in boxing history.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Against the Ropes meanders until it gets to the final third of its running time, and then it catches fire.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie is only sporadically interesting.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
As a boxing movie, Against the Ropes is perfunctory, with a well-muscled Omar Epps diligently enduring predictable montages showing his...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
By the end, everything that was initially serious about the film becomes silly and everything appealing about it turns sour.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Though the movie is more mediocre than abysmal, Ryan's recently banged-up filmography (remember In the Cut) could use what every fighter...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A shopworn studio contraption, slapped together from second-hand parts.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Ryan and the rest of the cast are forced to slug it out with the kind of trite dialogue that seems to have been lifted straight off of...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A riotously awful biopic rife with stereotypes and boxing movie cliches, Against the Ropes represents -- among other things -- a woeful...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
For all I know, Ryan's performance could be a dead-on Kallen impression. But what she appears to be doing is an impression of Johnny Depp...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Critics and audiences should unite to KO this loser.
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Rated PG-13 | For crude language, violence, brief sensuality and some drug material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Uninspired tale feels like a made-for-TV movie.
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