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1.

Knockout

10/10
Author: telegonus on 10 August 2002
2.

Forgotten gem

10/10
Author: arngest on 25 June 2004
3.

Bitter Dregs Of The Sweet Science

10/10
Author: Arriflex1 on 29 September 2005
4.

Great depressing stuff in the dressing room, a gripping fight and a solid narrative

Author: bob the moo on 19 April 2005
5.

One of the most brilliant little films noirs of the Forties that evokes a brilliant feeling for time and place…

8/10
Author: Righty-Sock (robertfrangie@hotmail.com) on 22 July 2005
6.

TKO!

10/10
Author: Matthew-35 on 12 November 1999
7.

'Rocky' Before There Was A "Rocky'

8/10
Author: ccthemovieman-1 on 20 December 2005
8.

Still Packs A Punch

Author: mcdamsten (mcdamsten@yahoo.com) on 6 August 2004
9.

The Great One

8/10
Author: David (Handlinghandel) on 2 November 2005
10.

Boxing as analogy for the American Dream

9/10
Author: rdoyle29 on 22 September 2000
11.

Brutally Realistic

9/10
Author: sol on 30 October 2003
12.

A Marvelous Example of Film Noir

10/10
Author: Brian J. Smith on 10 May 1999
13.

Running On Pride

8/10
Author: bkoganbing on 13 August 2010
14.

Don't you see Bill? You are always just one punch away.

9/10
Author: Spikeopath on 4 March 2008
15.

gritty and well-acted

8/10
Author: planktonrules on 8 February 2006
16.

Amazing grace

7/10
Author: Robert J. Maxwell (rmax304823@yahoo.com) on 20 March 2004
17.

Underrated Classic

Author: Melvin M. Carter on 13 October 2003
18.

Inside a gritty world of boxing, and inside one boxer's head. Amazing!

9/10
Author: secondtake on 30 September 2010
19.

washed up fighter has one last fight

8/10
Author: darryn.mcatee (darryn.mcatee@nme.com) on 4 April 2000
20.

The sure bet

8/10
Author: jotix100 on 6 October 2010
21.

Raging Biff

9/10
Author: ptb-8 on 29 October 2005
22.

Brutal boxing movie with a brilliant performance from Robert Ryan.

Author: Infofreak on 13 August 2003
23.

Packs a punch

8/10
Author: chaos-rampant on 4 September 2013
24.

"Yeah, a top spot, and I'm just one punch away."

8/10
Author: classicsoncall on 25 August 2012
25.

One for the Ten Best Lists.

10/10
Author: JohnWelles on 4 October 2011
26.

Robert Ryan Gives a Sensational Forgotten Performance in a Perfect Little Movie

10/10
Author: evanston_dad on 2 December 2007
27.

Urban Inferno

7/10
Author: dougdoepke on 2 December 2007
28.

Hard to take

8/10
Author: blanche-2 on 15 September 2007
29.

One of the very best films about boxing ever made.

10/10
Author: Jay Harris (sirbossman6969@yahoo.com) on 10 July 2007
30.

Great film...will the remake be up to the challenge?

9/10
Author: carehart on 22 October 2005
31.

It's a knockout

8/10
Author: eifert on 10 October 2004
32.

A Masterpiece

Author: bogart-18 on 16 November 1999
33.

Excellent picture combines magnificent performances , evocative cinematography and adequate settings

7/10
Author: ma-cortes on 24 January 2015
34.

colorful b&w fight film

8/10
Author: RanchoTuVu on 22 August 2004
35.

Real-Time Film Noir.

7/10
Author: AaronCapenBanner on 8 November 2013
36.

Kapow!!

8/10
Author: Dalbert Pringle on 25 October 2013
37.

Still packs a punch

8/10
Author: tomsview on 11 September 2013
38.

Brutality, Bravery & Betrayal

8/10
Author: seymourblack-1 on 7 August 2011
39.

...but the fighter still remains...

9/10
Author: jc-osms on 23 May 2011
40.

Very good Entertainter!

8/10
Author: Senthilnathan SK on 31 October 2010
41.

Blood Money

8/10
Author: wes-connors on 18 August 2010
42.

Enter a world where you can get a hamburger, 2 cans of vegetable soup, and a beer to go -- all from the same diner counter

7/10
Author: evening1 on 15 August 2010
43.

A double-cross on the set-up.

8/10
Author: Michael O'Keefe on 29 December 2009
44.

"The old man keeps coming back for more"

10/10
Author: Steffi_P on 21 November 2009
45.

Maybe The Best Noir Ever?

9/10
Author: Corr28 on 8 May 2009
46.

"Don't you see, Bill, you'll always be just one punch away"

8/10
Author: ackstasis on 12 April 2009
47.

Hard-Hitting Noir

8/10
Author: kenjha on 3 August 2008
48.

Lean, gritty and compelling look at one crucial night in the life of a fading boxer

9/10
Author: Jem Odewahn on 1 March 2008
49.

a boxing film with the whole dark world of noir under its surface

9/10
Author: OldAle1 on 17 December 2007
50.

Great Film

8/10
Author: whpratt1 on 15 December 2007

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