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New York Times:
Robert Wise's direction is fast, aggressive and bright, and the picture is edited to give it a tremendous crispness and pace.
Paul Newman brings to awesome life the jungle qualities implicit in a slum childhood...
A disappointing biopic of Rocky Graziano, East Side delinquent turned World Middleweight Champion.
Paul Newman's talent is large and flexible, revealing an approach to the Graziano character that scores tremendously.