Klitschko (2011)

Six-foot-six Ukrainian brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko moved to Germany to begin careers in heavyweight boxing in 1996, and the sport was never the same. After a 15-year reign over the ring, they made history in 2008, becoming the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2012
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Fawning and generic.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

For those who care about the winning and losing of championship belts, the film's slow-motion attention to pugilistic style and powerhouse punches is thrillingly instructive.

Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)

A bit more blood, sweat and tears would have improved the scorecard.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Though this artful film by German documentarian Sebastian Dehnhardt does not stint on inside-the-ring footage, its main attraction is the intense interpersonal dynamic between the brothers.

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Ronnie Scheib

The two-hour pic's lack of economy makes for heavy slogging, with no boxing minutiae too small for exhaustive exposition.

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Andrew Pulver

Perhaps more could have been made of the older Klitschko's move into Ukranian politics, now such a hot potato - but that might be asking a bit much.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's a no-nonsense look at what it takes to become a champion - and what it takes out of a man to hold on to that title.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

The result isn't quite a puff piece, but it feels like it's building up the brothers' self-approved mythology rather than getting under their skin.

Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

It's a story that commands attention, even for non-boxing fans.

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Everett Johnson
In anticipation of Wladimir Klitschko's title fight on Saturday, I figured I would give this documentary a shot. I'm a huge boxing fan, and I think… More