The Fighter details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee|
|Director:||David O. Russell|
|Collections:||Award Winners 2011, Based on a True Story, Boxing Movies, June - LOVEFiLM Picks, June New Releases, LUTA Presents... Fist Pumping Films, The Biggest and Best, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Jun 2011|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale deliver cracking performances in this true-story boxing drama.
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Top FilmBy NJ81 (6 reviews) from Bristol , 28 Jan 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I watched this last night at a preview screening, I'd heard some of the Oscar buzz beforehand but wasn't exactly sure what to expect. Not long into the film and I was hooked. The film has a great mix of comedy & drama, the brother's family in particular provide some good laughs.
Great story and stand out performances by Bale, Walhberg & Amy Adams, the film flew by! It's also minus the cheese that the Rocky films have plenty of which is a good thing. It would be a shame if this doesn't get a few Oscars.
I urge you to go and watch/rent this film when you can!!
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outstanding performanceBy scarlett293 (10 reviews) , 08 Aug 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]excellent film showing the dysfunctional relationships that some families have and how to over come them. Outstanding acting throughout the film. really worth watching.
Bale shows Wahlberg how to act.By Cheese_Embalmer (27 reviews) , 15 Jun 2013The hype, advertising campaign and promotion for this film certainly was 'exhilarating'. The true story is compelling, but that just didn't transmit to the screen. The actual movie itself was quite underwhelming in my experience. Bale's acting is, of course outstanding, however with Wahlberg playing the same bland character he always plays, one leaves the theater wondering just which critics thought this film was exhilarating, and were they paid to say this by momentum pictures.
More than just boxingBy Routemaster (95 reviews) from Cambridge , 24 Apr 2013Based on a true story of Micky Ward's (Wahlberg) bid for the world light welterweight title. Aided or hindered by his trainer and half brother Dicky (Bale); who himself had been a professional with his only claim to fame of fighting, knocking down but losing against Sugar Ray Leonard. Washed up Dicky and their mother Alice (Leo) control all of Ward's fights until he comes to the realisation they are only in it for themselves and goes it alone. Great movie with family relationships at the heart of the plot - don't rent this one if youare expecting a 'Rocky' type movie.
Perhaps Bale at his bestBy a customer , 13 Mar 2013Brilliant show Christian Bale gives an unbelievable performance throughout the whole film. Mark Wahlberg is also good in it and his dedication to his role is shown by the shape he is in
Cheesy but superbBy DomBristow (2 reviews) , 16 Feb 2013Absolutely incredible! Not a lot more to be said! Maybe suspect of being a little cliche, but i loved it. Top film!!