Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Mickey O'Keefe, Jack McGee
David O. Russell
|Screenplay||Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson, Keith Dorrington|
|Cinematography||Hoyte van Hoytema|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Closest to the Hole Productions, Fighter, Mandeville Films, The Park Entertainment, Relativity Media, The Weinstein Company|
|Language||Strong, fairly frequent|
|Violence||Strong, fairly frequent|
|Comments||Strong adult themes|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Theresa Smith Gritty performances from a great ensemble cast
Amy Nicholson The movie as a whole is a punching bag stuffed with boxing clichés down to the tracking shots of Wahlberg jogging his way fit.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Because 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.
James Berardinelli The Fighter may not be a heavyweight, but it's more than capable of providing a solid bout.
Peter Travers The 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.
C. Fuchs On 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.
Tomatometer Led 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.
What the People say
28225 Netizens Everyone involved in this film just made a fan of me
Average .. 73%