Official Website MPAA Rating: PG-13 Theater Release: 6/3/2005 Video Release: 12/6/2005 Buy it from Amazon: DVDVHS
You Gotta Have Heart - By Betty Jo Tucker
Moviegoers love to cheer for the underdog. No wonder Hollywood makes so many films based on this popular theme. The success of motion pictures like Rocky, Million Dollar Baby and Seabiscuit can be... MORE >>
Fairy Tale Machine - By Jeffrey Chen Late in Cinderella Man, our real-life Depression-era hero James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe) prepares for his legendary fight against Max Baer (Craig Bierko). Baer is an imposing figure, built muscular and lean, tall and even quite handsome. As he stands, he's a natural challenge... MORE >>
Unlikely Hero - By Diana Saenger Dramas about unlikely heroes or common people dealing with despair make for highly interesting movies. When the film is based on a real person with a bigger-than-life reputation, such as Cinderella Man, and directed by Ron Howard, you’ve got a winner.
James J. Braddock,... MORE >>
Fairy Tale of the Workingclass Pugilist - By John P. McCarthy The less you know about the life of James. J. Braddock, dubbed the "Bulldog from Bergen" by Damon Runyon, the more you'll enjoy Cinderella Man, a meat-and-spuds drama about the Depression-era pugilist. Not knowing the outcome of his 1935 title bout against Max Baer increases... MORE >>