I just watched "Cinderella Man" for the second time and was reminded how much I enjoyed it the first time. I recommend it highly, despite the violence (it is a boxing movie, after all) and some very bad language. The movie is about moral strength and courage. I suspect the reason it was not critically acclaimed is that the protagonist, boxer James Braddock, goes on public relief during the Depression and-- gasp!-- not only does not want to do so, but is ashamed of doing so. And then, after he returns to success in the ring, he pays the money back.
Can't imagine why those story elements would not appeal to the average MSM movie critic, can you? Anyway, see the movie.