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Quote Review: Raging Bull (1980)

“Don’t overcook it. You overcook it, it’s no good. It defeats its own purpose.”

Scorsese gives us probably his most hard-hitting film (pun not intended) in the over three-decade-old Raging Bull, providing a great break in the routine of inspirational boxing films.  This examination of a tragic inevitability isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s sure to stick with viewers long after their (first) experience with it.

 
 

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Quote Review: Warrior (2011)

“Spare me the compassionate father routine, Pop. The suit don’t fit.”

Warrior is the exact type of movie we need more of; aware it’s covering familiar territory and focusing on doing the story right.  This is done so effectively that new life is actually brought to its genre, thanks in large part to how the three key players keep viewers gripped and shaking with anxiety.

 
 

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