Cinderella Man Synopsis
An aging boxer makes a comeback to save his family from suffering the effects of the Depression.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Cinderella Man is not a movie about boxing, but about this boxer who personified the heart and hope of 1935.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Ron Howard and Russell Crowe bring the Braddock story to vivid life in a superbly acted, beautifully shot, highly engaging drama that ranks...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
In sum, the classical Ron Howard and his splendid cast have made a spellbinding movie that joins "Million Dollar Baby," as well as "Raging...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
A premier boxing movie and a forceful Depression remembrance for the socially conscious, Cinderella Man also ices it for stargazers that...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An unflinching and historically rich rendering of an amazing story. He has made what is easily the best American film so far this year.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A broad, foursquare piece of populist filmmaking that happens to be tremendously moving.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's the classic American tale of the family man triumphant, and Howard makes sure that it hits you right in the heart.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
How exceptional a film actor is Russell Crowe? So exceptional that in Cinderella Man, he makes a good boxing movie feel at times like a...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ron Howard's Depression-era movie also works from the inside out, building a classic underdog drama from depth of character, rich texture,...
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Without Crowe and Paul Giamatti, this movie would have little in its corner.
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Happy ending

By lauriesz06
This movie is very said but the dad and mom stay strong to do every thing they can to help there family.??????...

Five Word Review

By critcallyme
great dramatic come-back sports story...

By far the greatest movie ever!~

By serged999
I absolutely loved this movie!!! I have probably seen it 15 times and never tire of the fightings scenes, triumph of good over evil, better than rocky punch out. It is a comeback movie, make you...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense boxing violence and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Gritty boxing saga not for the faint of heart.
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