Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A likable, but hardly compelling story."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"It's a wonder nobody had thought of casting Brandauer as a boxer before -- his work is so full of devilish feints and tricky, misleading expressions."
‑ Paul Attanasio, Washington Post
"Brandauer, however, takes what probably would have been an interesting character and makes it a fascinating one, bringing complexity, depth, and an understated sense of humor to Alek, adding just the right spin to otherwise unmemorable lines."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Director Roth never uses a short jab when he can take a wild swing, usually at the cold inhumanity of Soviet society."
‑ , Time Out
"Streets of Gold starts out to make a statement about the kind of person this Russian emigre was, and it ends up using him as the backdrop for a tired Hollywood formula."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The film punches most powerfully when Roth simply allows his camera to gaze upon Brandauer's broken-down magnificence."
‑ , Film4
"A lot of the film was shot in Brighton Beach, and looks authentic, but everything else is either synthetic or derivative, like the musical score."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A rousing ringside drama with Austrian hunk Klaus Maria Brandauer."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
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