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As good as "Unforgiven." Or, to put it another way, as good as any movie Eastwood has ever directed.
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A masterpiece, pure and simple, deep and true...The best film of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is thoughtful, unfashionable, measured, mostly honest, sometimes clumsy or remote, often exciting, occasionally moving and eventually surprising. It's correct.
A movie of tough excitement and surprise, even grace.
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Iffy for 14+
Violent Oscar winner is inspiring but too intense for kids.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the movie features brutally realistic fight scenes with graphic injuries. A character becomes paralyzed and asks to be allowed to die. Characters drink and smoke and use some strong language, including the "N" word. There are some mild sexual references and some ugly insults. Some viewers may be unhappy with the portrayal of a priest who uses bad language.
Messages: On the plus side, there's a strong inter-racial friendship between Frankie and Eddie, and a sweet, father-daughter-like bond between Frankie and Maggie. Viewers will be divided on whether Frankie makes the right decision for Maggie in the end, but his dedication to her after she's injured is admirable.
Violence: Brutal boxing matches with graphic and very serious injuries.
Sex: Scantily-clad ring rings and reference to breasts.
Language: Some strong language including the n-word and f-word.
Consumerism: Not an issue
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink and smoke.
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Million Dollar Baby Movie Review by Asianfreak
100 out of 100 An epic masterpiece from award-winning director Clint Eastwood that works on both sides of the camera. He fuses the story as a chick flick but turns out to be the most powerful, Oscar winning boxing drama of the decade. Let's clap for greatness.
My review of Million Dollar Baby by jwelch5742
This was excellent film. Wonderful Performances for Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman, wonderful director for Clint Eastwood and great screenplay.
Best Movie I've Ever Seen!! by dansportskid4
Absolutely the most well made movie I have ever seen in the past 20 years! Perfect acting from Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood is a genius!! Go see this movie. You will not be sorry! I can't stress enough how amazing this movie is. Best movie ever. It's a tear jerker, but also a great feel good movie !!!!!!
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