Fight Club details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Meat Loaf, Jared Leto, Richmond Arquette, Zach Grenier, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter|
|Genres:||Drama - Crime, Mystery, Thriller - Whodunnit|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, Our Favourites, Top Must See Movies|
Fight Club - Bonus Disc
|Run time:||2 hours 14 minutes|
|Rental release:||06 Nov 2000|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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What a suprise! It's not what you think!By a customer from London, England , 24 Oct 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]Fight Club is a brash slap in the face of consumerism and the working dead. It questions reality. It is strikingly thought provoking and visually stimulating. The direction is incredibly brilliant. Director David Fincher (Aliens, Se7en and The Game) is at his finest here warping both space and time, dropping in things here and there to make things clear. Edward Norton is excellent as Jack, the narrator of the movie. He is a nerdy insomniac who catalog shops at Ikea and has a going nowhere job. Brad Pitt is dynamic as Tyler Durden, an anarchistic man who lives in a run-down abandoned house and makes and sells soap for a living. Helen Bonham Carter is also great as Marla Singer, the manic-depressive chain-smoking woman in both their lives. Her role is critical and she plays it well.
There has been some controversy about the violence in this film but it is not gratuitous violence, it is part of the story and serves it well. It is much less than what you would see in your average Hollywood blockbuster. This is actually an insightful film and in many ways similar to American Beauty, although this film is much more in your face about it's message. If you are squeamish, you may not want to see it. There are some very painful bloody scenes, but if you can stomach it, then check it out. There is also a huge twist in this film that almost rivals the twist at the end of The Sixth Sense. And I must admit, it is the twist in this film that made me really love it. The best audience for this film is men in their 20's or 30's, but anyone that can appreciate film as a modern art should like it. One of the best films of 1999.
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Great acting and lots of think aboutBy a customer from North Wales , 18 Jun 2012I loved this film. As a 65 yr old woman, I'm probably not the target audience, but I found it intelligent and interesting. Ed Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham-Carter are all terrific. It's true that you'll enjoy the film even more the second time you watch it, as you'll see all the pointers to the twist ending. I understood it perfectly, including the ending - you just have to concentrate.!!! Could I suggest that people only review films which they have watched to the end. How can you say what a film is like if you only watched 30 mins? Yes, Ed Norton's commentary is monotonous, but there is an obvious reason for this. I recommend you watch it twice, then turn on the commentary and watch it again. Terrific.
Words Cannot DescribeBy Hrusai (20 reviews) from Dorchester , 05 Jun 2012This film, the only way to understand is to watch it, but it lives upto everything people say, truly fantastic film, leaves you thinking alot!
Lives up to the hypeBy a customer , 22 Mar 2012I now understand what all the hype was about.
100% worth watching, you wont regret it.
Has you intrigued the whole way through waiting for a revealation which like many I was shocked by!
But it makes you love the movie even more.
Looking forward secondsBy Axeman (19 reviews) , 03 Feb 2012Really didn't see this one coming! Its been on the PVR for ages and I watched it in a moment of desperation this week. What a treat! Great plot, very unusual, takes you to places you wouldn't want to go. 'You become a prisoner to the things you own' really makes you think.
Can't wait to watch this again - this film is packed full of great stuff.
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Magnificently sordid!By Redwave (3 reviews) from Scunthorpe , 10 Nov 2011I am normally a nightmare for spoiling plots in the first half of watching films, but this one kept me quiet for a good three quarters, and even then, I was not sure...
Possibly the most imaginatively written plot and convincing character portrayal of any film, ever. Just my opinion, but this film is brilliant in every aspect.
Watch it. Be amazed. Watch it again and see what you should have seen on the first viewing. Then watch it again and be surprised at what you missed on the second viewing...and again, simply because it really is that good.
Then watch it with a friend - and if they fail to appreciate it, disown them as a phillistine!