Resurrecting the Champ

6.71 h 50 min2007PG-13
Struggling sports reporter Erik Kernan (Josh Hartnett, "Lucky Number Slevin") encounters a homeless man who calls himself "Champ" (Samuel L. Jackson, "Pulp Fiction") only to discover that he is one-time boxing champion Battling Bob Satterfield. In his journey to uncover the truth, Erik must reexamine his own life and his relationship with his young son.
Rod Lurie
Samuel L. JacksonJosh HartnettRachel Nichols
English [CC]
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Marc FrydmanRod LurieMike Medavoy
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.4 out of 5 stars

72 global ratings

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HBMReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Improper Billing and Presentation
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Billed for movie with NO ads, however ads were present throughout movie. Then the movie was cut off before ending.
MarcFusion Dot ComReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well Made, Based on a True Story
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!
WCReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Made in 2007 - NOT 2019 as Amazon Falsely has Labeled
Made in 2007 - NOT 2019 as Amazon Falsely has Labeled
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TonyReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Classic movie and packed with drama
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