Resurrecting the Champ (Blu-ray) PG-13

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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: June 25, 2019
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Mvd Marquee Collect

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The movie itself -- which deals (not very interestingly) with the issue of journalistic integrity and (very predictably) with father-son relationships -- doesn't pack much of a wallop. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
Aug 24, 2007
Rating: B- -- Champ is a solid effort with a lot going for it, but it suggests that Lurie still isn't willing to relax and let viewers interpret his films.
AV Club
Aug 25, 2007
Rating: 3/4 -- Towering over the entire picture is Jackson, who takes a showy role and invests it with so much humanity that it's impossible not to feel deeply for the character every step of the way. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Jun 29, 2019
With Resurrecting the Champ the truth is quite simple. It's a knockout. Full Review
Behind The Lens
Nov 12, 2019
Rating: 4.5/5 -- a must see for the performances Full Review
7M Pictures
Sep 20, 2014
Despite one great performance and an intriguing setup, the work is crippled by another performance that's nowhere near great, and a storyline that makes it impossible to root for the leading man.
Ebert & Roeper
Aug 27, 2007
Rating: 1.5/4 -- There's no rule that says a movie must have a likable character at its center, but it helps if a nonlikable central character is at least interesting.
Seattle Times
Aug 24, 2007

Product Description:

In RESURRECTING THE CHAMP, Samuel L. Jackson sheds the cooler-than-thou persona he's perfected in films such as PULP FICTION. But even previous turns as the downtrodden characters in CHANGING LANES and BLACK SNAKE MOAN are nothing compared to the role of Champ in this film from director Rod Lurie (THE LAST CASTLE). Jackson transforms into a homeless man, completely changing his voice and carriage to reflect someone who has lived on the street for years. When the audience first meets Champ, he is being attacked by a group of 20-something men. A sports journalist named Erik Kernan (Josh Hartnett, THE BLACK DAHLIA) happens upon the scene and rescues Champ from a brutal beating. But it's Erik who needs rescuing as well: his job at the Denver Times is in jeopardy as a result of his pedestrian prose, and his marriage to a fellow journalist (Kathryn Morris, COLD CASE) is on equally shaky ground. In finding Champ, he's found his story. Champ isn't an average man living on the street. Instead, he boasts of being famed boxer Battling Bob Satterfield, and he hands Erik a Pulitzer-worthy story of a life gone wrong.

Based on a true story, RESURRECTING THE CHAMP is less a typical sports movie than it is an engaging drama. There's enough boxing history and action to satisfy sports fans: Satterfield is said to have battled big names such as Jake La Motta of RAGING BULL fame, and bouts are fought and won throughout the film. But it's Erik's internal conflict that makes this an interesting film. He is a man forever caught in the shadow of his father, a famed sports broadcaster he never really knew, as he tries to raise his own son.

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