The Fighter details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee|
|Director:||David O. Russell|
|Genres:||Drama - General, Sport - Boxing|
|Collections:||Award Winners 2011, Based on a True Story, Boxing Movies, June - LOVEFiLM Picks, June New Releases, 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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More than just boxingBy Routemaster (87 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!!
Tough StringsBy Fr4nch3sk4 (22 reviews) from Derby , 14 Feb 2013Was a little torn towards the end as to who's side I was on. Not a fan of boxing, enjoyed the background story to the boxing.
Boxing CleverBy a customer , 28 Jan 2013Superb film that happens to be around the theme of boxing but is more about the relationships within a family. Sure, I found myself being pulled into the 'I hope that he wins against the odds' but felt that my interest was focused more on the dynamics between the protagonist's errant brother and the relationship with his doting mother. Mark Wahlberg does a great job of allowing this to happen, letting Christian Bale's and Melissa Leo's performances to take centre stage. Don't watch this if you're looking for a Rocky style film about boxing - it is so much more than this and you will be disappointed.