Cinderella Man Review by Sputnik

Cinderella Man is a 2005 American drama film by Ron Howard, titled after the nickname of heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and inspired by his life story. The film was produced by Howard, Penny Marshall, and Brian Grazer.

Had watched this in theater back when it released and liked it a lot. Revisited after a long time and still liked it a lot. Its slow paced but its still good. There was a whole rooting for underdog element to the fighting scenes which made them so good. The actual fight between Braddock and Baer is on youtube and it is nothing like the dramatic movie version though.

Russell Crowe was excellent especially as a father and a husband trying to take care of his family during the economic recession. Did not like Renée Zellweger and her acting. She was making this weird face and overacting as usual. Paul Giamatti was very good as Braddock’s manager and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Craig Bierko was excellent as the dangerous boxer Max Baer. The rest of the cast was good too.

Highly Recommended


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