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Resurrecting the Champ

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Resurrecting the Champ

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
111 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/24/07
performer:
Josh Hartnett, Samuel L. Jackson, Alan Alda, Teri Hatcher
director:
Rod Lurie
distributor:
Yari Film Group
author:
Michael Bortman, Allison Burnett
genre:
Drama

We gave it a D+

Josh Hartnett plays an ambitious, mediocre sportswriter who profiles a homeless boxer (Samuel L. Jackson). Speechy monologues all but nullify Jackson’s zesty performance.