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Resurrecting the ChampUp-and-coming sports reporter comes to the aid of a homeless man who claims he is a former heavy weight title contender. Seeing a chance to redeem his struggling career, the writer's story of the champ's life raises questions about the past that will threaten all he holds dear.
Actors of "Resurrecting the Champ"
Characters of "Resurrecting the Champ"
Directors of "Resurrecting the Champ"Rod LurieBirthdate: 15 May 1962, Israel
Creators of "Resurrecting the Champ"Michael BortmanAllison Burnett
Critic Reviews of "Resurrecting the Champ"CNN.comAugust 28, 2007
Resurrecting the Champ is authentic in its newsroom scenes, and appropriately concerned at how entertainment value trumps diligent reporting.Ebert & RoeperAugust 27, 2007
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.AV ClubAugust 25, 2007
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.Wall Street JournalAugust 24, 2007
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.Toronto StarAugust 24, 2007
While Resurrecting the Champ seems to be just what you expect, it's only when you've let your guard slip that you realize it's hiding something altogether more forceful in its glove.Seattle TimesAugust 24, 2007
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.7M PicturesSeptember 20, 2014
a must see for the performancesFayetteville Free WeeklyFebruary 02, 2009
Resurrecting the Champ is a movie I was going to recommend. It was contrived and dopey, but it seemed like pleasant entertainment. Then came the terrible last ten minutes when it casts itself on the rancid junk heap of hokum.ReelzChannel.comAugust 26, 2008
Nothing can wrench this movie from the grip of a saccharine, formulaic script full of plattitudes and divided allegiances.The Scorecard ReviewMarch 03, 2008
Even though the melodrama gets ratcheted up at the end, there were plenty of moments I found myself cheering for the Champ.Filmcritic.comFebruary 29, 2008
a contender that doesn't quite take a championship belt.Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)November 01, 2007
Resurrecting the Champ is a specialty of director Rod Lurie, a civics lecture disguised as a film.
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