Million Dollar Baby Synopsis
A former boxer takes a woman who hopes to become a fighter under his wing.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
More than "Unforgiven," more than "Mystic River," it is Clint Eastwood's autumnal masterpiece.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This heartbreaking film, with its rich performances and simple eloquence, lays claim to greatness.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Under Eastwood's painstakingly stripped-down direction -- his filmmaking has become the cinematic equivalent of Hemingway's spare though...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Ages well in memory because it gradually seems to mean more. Its meaning can't be summed up in a sentence, but it has to do with a view of...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A masterpiece, pure and simple, deep and true...The best film of the year.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
As good as "Unforgiven." Or, to put it another way, as good as any movie Eastwood has ever directed.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A movie of tough excitement and surprise, even grace.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Million Dollar Baby is a knockout. It is Clint Eastwood's baby in every respect — a movie that approaches the level of great boxing...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The knockout punch comes from Eastwood. His stripped-down performance -- as powerful as anything he's ever done -- has a rugged, haunting...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It is thoughtful, unfashionable, measured, mostly honest, sometimes clumsy or remote, often exciting, occasionally moving and eventually...
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Million Dollar Baby Movie Review

By Asianfreak
91 out of 100 An epic masterpiece from award-winning director Clint Eastwood that works on both sides of the camera. He fuses the story as a chick flick but turns out to be the most powerful, Oscar...


By TMapou
I knew going in that this movie was supposed to be heavy, but I did not realize just how heavy it was until I actually saw it. It was like I was hit by a truck! The entire next day, I walked around...

By Harsh Critic2

90 out of 100 Eastwood amazes again!

By RogueWatcher
He us as behind the camera as he is in front of the camera!...

Best Movie I've Ever Seen!!

By dansportskid4
Absolutely the most well made movie I have ever seen in the past 20 years! Perfect acting from Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood is a genius!! Go see this movie. You will not be sorry! I can't stress...

my favorite movie

By nelka
this is my most favorite movie in the world and I will watch it for as long as I live....

go and rent!

By miaalvarezgotti
Its not to late to go out and rent this film. I honestly never heard of this film until and I had seen Gran Terino. Clint Eastwood b0th acts and directs oustandingly. The performances by all...

Worth A "Million"

By cookies932
I rented this on DVD because I am a fan of Clint Eastwood and all his movies. This movie made me realize that anything can happen, no matter what. The acting is great, the emotion really comes...

Million Dollar Movie

By musiclovr528
Clint Eastwood is such a great Director. Add to that, the wonderful talent of Hilary Swank and you've got yourself a Box Office seller. I love to see movies that portray women that can make it in...

Five Word Review

By critcallyme
an intense emotional sports drama...

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Rated PG-13 | For violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and language
What Parents Need to Know
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