With great predecessors like The Set-Up, Fat City and Raging Bull, it's hard to see how this travesty (rather than remake) of the Rossen/Polonsky original could be so agonisingly awful. Sketchily skipping through the predictable vacillations of its boxer-hero's career, the film's plastic performances, saccharine sentiments, inept fight scenes, and sexist fantasy all vie for the honour of pummelling the audience into mindless shock. Garbage.
Body and Soul
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Leon Isaac Kennedy|
Leon Isaac Kennedy