The Fighter Reviews

  • The Fighter
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 114 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Paramount Pictures
    • Official Site :
    • Reviews Rate
      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

    • Readers Rate
      5 of 5

Movie Reviews

  • unlike most boxing movies, the cruelest blows in The Fighter are internal
    by David Ansen [Newsweek ]
  • there's a certain predictability to The Fighter
    Review rate : A- by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • the best boxing movies aren't about the sport, but what happens outside the ropes
    by Peter Debruge [Variety ]
  • that are as much about overacting as acting
    Review rate : B+ by James Verniere [Boston Herald ]
  • something similar might be said about reviews of boxing pictures
    by A.O. Scott [NY Times ]
  • so good, so engrossing, for so long, that its failure to find an ending to match is perplexing
    3.5 of 4 by Ty Burr [Boston Globe ]
  • no run-of-the-mill underdog-makes-good story
    3.5 of 4 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 ]
  • initially feels like more of a near thing than the filmmakers anticipated, but as in boxing it's only the final decision that counts
    3.5 of 5 by Kenneth Turan [LA Times ]
  • in terms of structure and tone, as traditional as a left-right combo
    2.5 of 4 by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine ]
  • a whole is a punching bag stuffed with boxing clich├ęs down to the tracking shots of Wahlberg jogging his way fit
    3.5 of 5 by Amy Nicholson [Boxoffice Magazine ]

Reader's Reviews

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