Excerpt: The holidays are a wonderful time for eating, spending time with friends and family and so forth. More to the point, it’s when all of the “critically-acclaimed” films get pushed our way so they can be considered for the Academy Awards.
Excerpt: The best sports movies are never about the sports themselves, but the characters involved in them. It worked for Hoosiers , it worked for Rocky , and it works in the modern day for The Fighter .
Conclusion: Even though the movie is called 'The Fighter' and is about a boxer, I would submit that the film's title more aptly describes the way Micky had to struggle with his leeching, controlling mother and a band of sisters scorned.
Conclusion: The Fighter is a winner and this Blu-ray knocks out the competition when it comes to content and audio/video specs. The special features could have be better, but that’s okay. This is one of those instances where I think the viewer will watch the film a couple of times before they even get to the...
Excerpt: Micky Ward is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down - but the bond of blood may be their only chance for redemption.
Conclusion: The Fighter is an outstanding picture, one fashioned from a simple story yet built on complex themes and characters. The film works not only because of its unflinching realism but because of the performances of the primary cast; this is an exemplary work of art, a picture where the outcome of the...
Excerpt: No boxing movie is just about boxing, of course, given our national penchant for building up some punches and jabs into metaphors for class tension or American resilience or whatever's relevant at the moment. At least with The Fighter , his endearing and tenacious new film, David O.
Summary: Biopic about former welterweight champ Micky Ward has neither the subtle heart of "Rocky" nor the brutality of "Raging Bull", but it does possess an achingly real performance from Amy Adams that's a complete knockout.
Excerpt: With the notable exception of his exuberant performance as the unstoppable Dieter Dengler in Werner Herzog’s Rescue Dawn , Christian Bale has spent the decade since American Psycho playing roles that showcase his anger, austerity, or some combination of the two.