Cinderella Man

Lists: Action, Drama, Biopic, Historical, Romance, Boxing

Brief Synopsis: "Cinderella Man is the story of a boxer in the 1920’s who after his retirement has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state. The film is based on the true story of boxer Jim Braddock who was more famously known as Cinderella Man."

Overall Ranking: 543 (Rank from 2005: # 12)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Bryan Lienesch90 - It's not as good as's BETTER. If you don't feel anything during the film's climactic boxing sequence, you're dead on the inside.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 7
David Baruffi80
Gorgon Reviews80

People Involved

  • Russell Crowe (Jim Braddock)
  • Renée Zellweger (Mae Braddock)
  • Paul Giamatti (Joe Gould)
  • Craig Bierko (Max Baer)
  • Paddy Considine (Mike Wilson)
  • Bruce McGill (Jimmy Johnston)
  • David Huband (Ford Bond)
  • Connor Price (Jay Braddock)
  • Ariel Waller (Rosemarie Braddock)
  • Patrick Louis (Howard Braddock)
  • Rosemarie DeWitt (Sara Wilson)
  • Linda Kash (Lucille Gould)
  • Nicholas Campbell (Sporty Lewis)
  • Gene Pyrz (Jake)
  • Chuck Shamata (Father Rorick)
  • Ron Howard (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Boxing Comeback Stories