A sports writer covering boxing for the
Denver Times is eager and truly desperate to write an
His editor complains that his articles
are lifeless and mechanical.
His big chance comes when he meets a homeless
man who brags about being a legendary boxer and still thinks
he has something left.
This almost-true drama is a solid, honest
film with some very touching performances.
It really examines a writer's credibility
and shows how important all the facts about his subjects must
Josh Hartnett and Samuel L. Jackson turn
in solid performances in Resurrecting the Champ, a tale
about truth, self-awareness, and the fourth estate.
It's a bifurcated tale of redemption and
forgiveness, as a struggling newspaper man uncovers a story about
the past and how it ultimately affects his future.
Resurrecting the Champ is about a struggling average sportswriter who
is about to lose his job when he comes upon a homeless man who
claims to be an ex-champion boxer.
The writer thinks he's found his career-saving
I liked this loosely based true story that
turns out to be more about two imperfect men and forgiveness.