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The Fighter

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

December 10, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

David O. Russell

Starring :

Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Dendrie Taylor, Jenna Lamia

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..unlike most boxing movies, the cruelest blows in The Fighter are internal..”
by David Ansen [Newsweek]
Review rate : A-

“..there's a certain predictability to The Fighter..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..the best boxing movies aren't about the sport, but what happens outside the ropes..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
Review rate : B+

“..that are as much about overacting as acting..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
“..something similar might be said about reviews of boxing pictures..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
3.5 of 4

“..so good, so engrossing, for so long, that its failure to find an ending to match is perplexing..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3.5 of 4

“..no run-of-the-mill underdog-makes-good story..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..less about individual struggle than group validation..”
by J. Hoberman [Village Voice]
“..it's a rough-edged and proudly unpolished movie with a wealth of odd, funny details..”
by Dana Stevens [Slate]
3.5 of 5

“..initially feels like more of a near thing than the filmmakers anticipated, but as in boxing it's only the final decision that counts..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]
2.5 of 4

“..in terms of structure and tone, as traditional as a left-right combo..”
by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
3.5 of 5

“..a whole is a punching bag stuffed with boxing clichés down to the tracking shots of Wahlberg jogging his way fit..”
by Amy Nicholson [Boxoffice Magazine]

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