The recently released flick about a homeless Orange County boxer isn’t getting the greatest of reviews. Even the positive praise seems to come with a caveat about how the film is telepic material, albeit a pretty good telepic material, with a cheesy execution.
Rotten Tomatoes (a fantastic review aggregator) is giving it a fresh rating of 62% positive reviews on the Tomatometer. However, the Cream of the Crop critics agree that it stinks on ice – giving a gracious 42% positive reviews. Words and phrases like “mundane”, “overwrought”, “speechy” and “one-sided Hollywood claptrap” are bandied about.
Sounds like a real fun evening at the movies no? For those interested The Register just ran an article on the homeless Santa Ana man named The Champ – the same man portrayed by Samuel L Jackson in the film. The article, I am willing to bet, is better than the movie.
Have you seen Resurrecting the Champ? Did you like it?