Entertainment Weekly - 10/01/1999
"...[Favreau does] a credible job as the undefeated champ..."
A real-life rags-to-riches story, Rocky Marciano was born into a blue collar Massachussetts family, and took up boxing in pursuit of escape. Training day and night, he soon developed a reputation for himself, but throughout his glory he was plagued by doubts and second thoughts; eventually he found himself going head-to-head with his hero, Joe Louis. SWINGERS star Jon Favreau turns in a superb performance as a true American hero.