'Cinderella Man' Lacks Faith in Audience

An opponent tries to land a blow in 'Cinderella Man'

Do the movie's best punches miss? Ken Turan thinks so. hide caption

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Ron Howard's latest film Cinderella Man tells the story of James Braddock — but doesn't share the boxer's confidence. The real Braddock believed enough in himself to accomplish miracles in the ring, notes Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan. But the movie lacks faith in the audience, which undercuts its ability to deliver complete satisfaction.

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