"[T]here's not another actor working in the movies today with Crowe's kind of gravitational pull to authenticity..."
"Out of the ring and opposite Mr. Giamatti, Mr. Crowe eases into the boxer's soft side, at times beautifully; in the ring, he's repulsively believable."New York Times
"The climactic matchup works splendidly for two reasons. There's so much on the line, and the staging is breathtaking..."USA Today
"Crowe's physical acting is miraculous....A top-notch entertainment and as fine a sports movie as one could hope for."
"Imbuing his Braddock with uncommon dignity and integrity, Crowe creates an utterly human character..."
Sight and Sound
"Russell Crowe is rugged and resilient....It's a solid picture..."
Ranked #6 in Rolling Stone's "Top 25 DVDs Of 2005' -- "If there's any justice, DVD will rescue this rousing drama from shocking box-office indifference."
"[An] emotional true story....This is a good soundtrack that works well with the story."
"The film is RAGING BULL minus the rage, though with a motivation that's at least as involving, and a lot more surprising."Wall Street Journal