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Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Either Shelton knows this world well, or he's such a great bluffer it doesn't matter.
75
USA Today
Another invigorating, extremely raunchy sports movie from Ron Shelton .
63
Fghting your heart out at the end of this movie can't win the prize or the crowd.
63
San Francisco Examiner
A wicked, light-headed first half dissolves into a bloody, head-bashing second half . The previews make it seem like a comedy. It isn't.
58
Entertainment Weekly
A boxing film with no conflictual punch.
50
Baltimore Sun
Benefits from an amiable chemistry between Harrelson and Banderas, and Davidovich always makes a good tough-as-nails dame with more smarts than any man will give her credit for.
40
Rolling Stone
(Shelton) knows how to write pungent dialogue that covers a multitude of sins when the film goes off the rails.
38
Philadelphia Inquirer
This is no "Raging Bull."
38
New York Daily News
Ron Shelton's boxing pic is long on road work but strictly a flyweight.
38
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie doesn't know how odd it seems to cut from the bloodshed in the ring to the dialogue of the supporting players, who still think they're in a comedy.
32
Mr. Showbiz
Shelton attempts to fashion a kind of road movie-love triangle-sports flick. He fails on all three counts.

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