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Million Dollar Baby

8/10
Sport . Drama
 

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

 
Actors: Riki Lindhome , Margo Martindale , Anthony Mackie , Brían F. O'Byrne , Lucia Rijker , Mike Colter , Jay Baruchel , Morgan Freeman , Hilary Swank , Clint Eastwood
Directors: Clint Eastwood
Country: USA
Release: 2005-01-28
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  • Kirk Honeycutt

    Under Eastwood's painstakingly stripped-down direction -- his filmmaking has become the cinematic equivalent of Hemingway's spare though precise prose -- the story emerges as that rarest of birds, an uplifting tragedy.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    A masterpiece, pure and simple, deep and true...The best film of the year.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Michael Wilmington

    Achieves a mellowness and melancholy that recalls the jazzy dissonance of director (and here, composer) Eastwood's best work: "The Outlaw Josey Wales," "Bird," "Unforgiven" and "Mystic River."

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • David Sterritt

    It's an ideal match, and Eastwood deserves accolades as both director and star of this powerfully made picture.

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Rene Rodriguez

    One of the many pleasures of this beautifully composed, measured movie is how it reminds you of the power of pure storytelling -- an art that's too often overlooked in contemporary films in the rush for sensation and excitement.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    A spare, exquisitely realized masterpiece about faith, redemption and boxing that beautifully illustrates his longtime philosophy that "less is more."

    New York Post Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    This heartbreaking film, with its rich performances and simple eloquence, lays claim to greatness.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

    Ages well in memory because it gradually seems to mean more. Its meaning can't be summed up in a sentence, but it has to do with a view of life as inexpressibly sad and yet always right.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Mike Clark

    As good as "Unforgiven." Or, to put it another way, as good as any movie Eastwood has ever directed.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    More than "Unforgiven," more than "Mystic River," it is Clint Eastwood's autumnal masterpiece.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Glenn Kenny

    A remarkably appealing success story full of heart and humor and poignancy, with Swank as winning as she’s ever been.

    Premiere Full Review
  • Lawrence Toppman

    Reveals the drama and degredation so powerfully that it ranks among the all-time heavyweights of sports movies.

    Charlotte Observer Full Review
  • Rick Kisonak

    Eastwood tells the story at a pace well under the Hollywood speed limit, tosses in details so beguiling they seem about to sprout into motion pictures of their own and bathes his subjects in shadows as lovely as those in any Rembrandt.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Steve Davis

    Unlike other filmmakers in the autumn or winter of their careers, Eastwood doesn't seem content to rest on his laurels and give his audiences the tried and the true. For that reason, among many others, he and Million Dollar Baby are true champions.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Shawn Levy

    A truly powerful, masterful work.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • William Arnold

    It's an emotionally gripping, daringly genre-twisting, consummately crafted piece of filmmaking.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Kenneth Turan

    Perhaps the director's most touching, most elegiac work yet, Million Dollar Baby is a film that does both the expected and the unexpected, that has the nerve and the will to be as pitiless as it is sentimental.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    With its careful, unassuming naturalism, its visual thrift and its emotional directness, Million Dollar Baby feels at once contemporary and classical, a work of utter mastery that at the same time has nothing in particular to prove.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • David Ansen

    Eastwood takes the audience to raw, profoundly moving places. If you fear strong emotions, this is not for you. But if you want to see Hollywood filmmaking at its most potent, Eastwood has delivered the real deal.

    Newsweek Full Review
  • Todd McCarthy

    Staying at the top of his game when most of his contemporaries have long since hung up their gloves, Clint Eastwood delivers another knockout punch with Million Dollar Baby.

    Variety Full Review
  • David Denby

    Has a beautifully modulated sadness that's almost musical. Eastwood once made a movie about Charlie Parker ("Bird"), but this picture has the smoothly melancholic tones of Coleman Hawkins at his greatest.

    The New Yorker Full Review
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum

    Haggis's dialogue is worthy of Hemingway, and the three leads border on perfection.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    A movie of tough excitement and surprise, even grace.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Bill Gallo

    Baby may not be quite as compelling as Mystic River or Unforgiven, but there's something so stirring, and disquieting, too, in his quest that we cannot help but pay close attention to him. In the middle of his long career's third act, he's still searching for the secrets in things with striking resolve. You certainly can't ask more than that of any 75-year-old ex-gunslinger.

    Dallas Observer Full Review
  • Desson Thomson

    So wonderfully antiquated, so blissfully free of postmodern cleverness.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    The heart of Million Dollar Baby lies in the core relationships among Frankie, Maggie and Scrap, friendships so pure, so genuine, so authentic that it takes actors of Eastwood's, Swank's and Freeman's caliber to sell them in this otherwise cynical world.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    The knockout punch comes from Eastwood. His stripped-down performance -- as powerful as anything he's ever done -- has a rugged, haunting beauty. The same goes for the movie.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Jami Bernard

    Million Dollar Baby is a knockout. It is Clint Eastwood's baby in every respect — a movie that approaches the level of great boxing films, like "Raging Bull," by using sport as a metaphor for human nature.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    It is a rich and challenging motion picture that both affirms life and emphasizes its fragility. Eastwood touches our hearts and energizes our minds without resorting to overt manipulation.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Colin Kennedy

    To steal from Ali, this one floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee.

    Empire Full Review
  • Scott Tobias

    Though conventional in many respects, it feels like no other boxing film ever made, due largely to Eastwood's unmistakable presence on both sides of the camera.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Michael Atkinson

    All the same, Eastwood's point of view has been seasoned enough to locate poignancy and respect for his protagonists where you least expect -- saying it's an old man's movie is a serious compliment.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Liam Lacey

    With his trademark spare, unfussy direction and jumping into the story approach, Eastwood subtly establishes the themes of faith, loss and love and then he raises the drama to a different level.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    Eastwood's slow-building story of loss and deliverance is a fine, understated piece of storytelling that earns every emotional body blow it lands.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Stanley Kauffmann

    If we can watch this picture at all, it is because this universally admired person (Eastwood) is in it.

    The New Republic Full Review
  • Michael Sragow

    In a boxing soap-opera way, Eastwood is trying to do for himself as a performer what Sergio Leone did for him in a spaghetti-western way: douse his rough-hewn banality with reflected emotional coloration.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Charles Taylor

    A compendium of every cliché from every bad boxing melodrama ever made, Million Dollar Baby tries to transcend its cornball overfamiliarity with the qualities that have long characterized Eastwood's direction -- it's solemn, inflated and dull.

    Salon.com Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    It's impressive, in the sense that a sucker-punch impresses itself on your skull.

    Slate Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    It is thoughtful, unfashionable, measured, mostly honest, sometimes clumsy or remote, often exciting, occasionally moving and eventually surprising. It's correct.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
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  • 5. Blue Morgan (End Credits) Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 6. Its Nice Viewing Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 7. Blue Morgan (Opening Titles) Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 8. Driving Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 9. Deep In Thought Performer: Clint Eastwood, Hollywood Studio Symphony & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 10. Frankies Office Performer: Clint Eastwood, Hollywood Studio Symphony & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 11. Pick Up Money Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 12. Theyre Amateurs Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 13. Boxing Montage Performer: Clint Eastwood, Hollywood Studio Symphony & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 14. Frankies Decision Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 15. The Letters Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 16. May Have To Lose It Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 17. Lethal Dose Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 18. Frankies Dilemma Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 19. Maggies Plea Performer: Clint Eastwood, Hollywood Studio Symphony & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 20. Frankie Horrified Performer: Clint Eastwood, Hollywood Studio Symphony & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 21. Nice Working With You Performer: Clint Eastwood, Lennie Niehaus & Hollywood Studio Symphony Stream Music Online
  • 22. Blue Bear Performer: Clint Eastwood, Hollywood Studio Symphony & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 23. It's Nice Viewing Performer: Hollywood Studio Symphony, Clint Eastwood & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 24. Frankie's Office Performer: Hollywood Studio Symphony, Clint Eastwood & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 25. Frankie's Decision Performer: Hollywood Studio Symphony, Clint Eastwood & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 26. Frankie's Dilemma Performer: Hollywood Studio Symphony, Clint Eastwood & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 27. They're Amateurs Performer: Hollywood Studio Symphony, Clint Eastwood & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online
  • 28. Maggie's Plea Performer: Hollywood Studio Symphony, Clint Eastwood & Lennie Niehaus Stream Music Online