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A superbly executed, touching little film that is more of a suspenseful drama than noir. Events play out in real time as an aging boxer fights a bout, unaware that he's supposed to take a dive in the third round. There's not a false note in the entire picture.
The Set-Up has perhaps the most straightforward plot I have ever actually seen, but the execution makes it worth the watchn
That last punch was his best!
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This movie ranks #22 in IMDb's Sport Top 50
This movie ranks #26 in IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50
This movie ranks #61 in TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films
This movie ranks #61 in TSPDT's 100 Essential Noir Films
This movie ranks #682 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
This movie ranks #739 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
This movie ranks #762 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
This movie ranks #793 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die