However the one thing this movie lacks is originality. As expected, this is a film features many clichés typical of underdog sports movie. Being that this was based on a true story, such clichés are forgivable. What really stands out to me about this movie is it’s phonemable ability to maintain in suspense in spite these clichés. The only criticism I can really give is that comparisons between this movie and Seabiscuit are sadly unavoidable. They both tell a story of a sports hero who rose from the ashes of the Depression to take the country by storm and lift the spirits of a downtrodden populace. And as wonderful as this movie is, there’s really no place for it into today's film industry simply because it has been done countless times.
With grittiness and an evocative sense of time and place, the film Cinderella Man is overall a powerful and effective underdog story. Ron Howard and Russell Crowe prove to be a solid combination and make this movie what it is. I would recommend this movie to anyone who doesn’t mind watching and old-fashioned story line. Although lacking in originality, when it comes to emotional effectiveness, this movie really packs a powerful