The Fighter


The Fighter
Another of this year's top Oscar contenders, this boxing movie is based on a true story. Set around the 1980-1990s, we follow a younger brother as he tries to emulate and exceed what his older sibling had achieved. Big brother has since become a drug addict and his coach, but the biggest battles for our young boxer are outside the ring, against his own family, especially his domineering mother. Things look up when he gets a new girlfriend who sees through his roadblocks and pushes him to break free from the ties that bind, to find success.

113 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, Sports, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Mickey O'Keefe, Jack McGee
Director
David O. Russell
ScreenplayScott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington
MusicMichael Brook
CinematographyHoyte van Hoytema
EditingPamela Martin
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2010
Produced byClosest to the Hole Productions, Fighter, Mandeville Films, The Park Entertainment, Relativity Media, The Weinstein Company

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, fairly frequent
NudityNone
SexBrief, mildish
ViolenceStrong, fairly frequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseStrong
CommentsStrong adult themes
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconGritty performances from a great ensemble cast
15
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
15
Cape Times
10
iAfrica.com
Candace Whitehead
13
The Citizen
Sibusiso Mkwanazi
16
Box Office
Amy Nicholson quote iconThe movie as a whole is a punching bag stuffed with boxing clichés down to the tracking shots of Wahlberg jogging his way fit.
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconBecause we aren't deeply invested in Micky, we don't care as much as we should, and the film ends on a note that should be triumph but feels more like simple conclusion.
13
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThe Fighter may not be a heavyweight, but it's more than capable of providing a solid bout.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThe Fighter, its heart full to bursting, is an emotional powerhouse that comes close to spilling over. No sweat. Like Micky, this is a warrior's movie that rises to the bell.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconOn the surface, it might just seem like any other boxing flick (or 'gladiator' movie), but once the layers are revealed, it turns into something more.
15
Metacritic.com
41 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
218 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconLed by a trio of captivating performances from Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams, The Fighter is a solidly entertaining, albeit predictable, entry in the boxing drama genre.
18

What the People say

Internet
28225 Netizens quote iconEveryone involved in this film just made a fan of me
16

Average .. 73%

15

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