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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Either Shelton knows this world well, or he's such a great bluffer it doesn't matter.
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75

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
Another invigorating, extremely raunchy sports movie from Ron Shelton .
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63

San Francisco Examiner

A wicked, light-headed first half dissolves into a bloody, head-bashing second half . The previews make it seem like a comedy. It isn't.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Fghting your heart out at the end of this movie can't win the prize or the crowd.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A boxing film with no conflictual punch.
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
(Shelton) knows how to write pungent dialogue that covers a multitude of sins when the film goes off the rails.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Ron Shelton's boxing pic is long on road work but strictly a flyweight.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
This is no "Raging Bull."
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Isn't going to be a contender
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32

Mr. Showbiz

By Larry Terenzi
Shelton attempts to fashion a kind of road movie-love triangle-sports flick. He fails on all three counts.
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Rated R | For Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations, Substance Abuse, Profanity