This movie is based on real life events and once again, we see that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. I had to look into the actual story after I saw the movie, as it was such an interesting concept, one that is given a proper treatment in this adaptation. I appreciate that Resurrecting the Champ takes a more deliberate, grounded approach to the material and lets the characters develop, never rushing ahead for the bigger moments. This makes those scenes feel earned, as the time is taken to build the characters and emotional arcs, so when the narrative starts to turn, it means something and so do the actions that follow that turn. The slower pace was never an issue for me, as the story is always intriguing and the writing is on point, so even the exposition heavy segments don’t feel drawn out. The time invested here is for a reason, so it never comes off as filler in the least. I just connected with the story right from the start, so I was hooked in and enjoyed the entire movie. I’d recommend this to those who like boxing movies or based on a true story cinema. Visit my site for a full review!