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Every dream deserves a fighting chance.
The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.
This has got to be my favorite Mark Wahlberg performance! Christian Bale was unconscious too! Amy Adams and Melissa Leo were something else too. Not only is The Fighter full of great performances, it's also a great movie!!
The metaphor comparing life with a boxing ring has always called my attention. The more I keep growing up, the more I realize that's true in many ways, even if the clashes are more often psychological and emotional rather than physical, despite that life has some serious punches prepared for you. The reality is, however, that both in life and in the ring, you decide to take the punches. In both situations you have to fight back, but there are some drawbacks that you can avoid.
This "docudrama" emphasizes just that. The Fighter is not a boxing film. It is a feature that explores the fears of an overprotective family that does not trust people that they haven't known. The…
I had a remarkably hard time finding an emotional anchor in this film. As a movie it has some great strengths, but as a story it didn't work very well for me. In his review, Roger Ebert claims that Marky Mark's character is the film's weakness. I think that points in the right direction, but while he's weaker than a lot of the supporting characters, for me he has enough of an arc to be believable (being pushed over in the beginning to gradually standing up for himself).
The problem in my eyes is that there isn't the right balance of conflict. There's the good on one side and the evil on the other, and the scales are weighted too…
Film #5 of The June Challenge.
There is something special about the way David O. Russell directs his actors. He treats them not as separate performances, but as one ensemble where everyone gets a chance to interact. Not just little bits of chatter, but meaty scenes with real to life conversation. The Fighter is an actor's dream.
O. Russell also has a way of using clichés to his advantage. Yes, there is the been there, done that underdog boxing story, the reformed party girl, and a host of other staples of the type of story O. Russell sets out to tell. The difference is the characters. There are points (a prime example being the scene where Dicky confronts Charlene) where…
Boxing has never been a sport that interests me. I find it vain, without grace and swarming with absolute egomaniacs. So I was surprised at just how much I enjoyed The Fighter, but then in actual fact David O. Russell's sport drama is less about boxing itself, as it is the two pugilist brothers at the heart of this real-life story; of the family troubles, soul destroying addictions, and falls from grace that make up the journey they're on. With a whiff of Rocky-style second chances amongst its DNA, Russell's film becomes a tale less of winning, more of fighting to save the most important things in the world - driven by two excellent, dynamic performances.
The relationship between brothers…
The Fighter was released in 2010, and critics loved it. The film was very successful, and won 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. The Fighter is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime.
The Fighter features terrific performances by the entire cast, some great fighting sequences, and an intriguing storyline to go along with it. Mark Wahlberg plays Mickey Ward to perfection. Personally, I'm not a fan of the sport of boxing, but I do know that he delivered an Oscar worthy performance. Christian Bale steals the…
Yes Mark Wahlberg was good but give Bale the Oscar he became a skeleton again.
'The Fighter' is a simple movie that is really quite good. Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale are both VERY good in this film (Bale winning an Oscar for his performance). I really don't know how to describe how this movie is good, it's just really good. I will say that the soundtrack of this movie is VERY good, it had a really nice late 80's rock throwback. One major thing that I can complain about, however is a majority of the characters. I would say about 40% of the characters in this movie are VERY annoying and frustrating, notably the mom, Amy Adams' character, and Mickey's ex-wife. They were just very frustrating sometimes and brought the movie down but only…
Otra americanada. Solo se salvan las actuaciones, especialmente de Bale.
Yes, the Hollywood obsession with the YAHDOOD Boston thing is so prevalent now that it's becoming hackneyed, with another blue collar BAAAHSTIN family making lots of cacophonous nose and cracking wise.
But other than that, "The Fighter" separates itself by its acting, its excellent boxing scenes, and its intensity.
Dicky (Bale) is a loose cannon: a former champ who is addicted to crack. He still trains his little half-brother, Mickey (Wahlberg), an up-and-coming boxer trying to shed his "stepping stone" label for other fighters, and make a run at a title.
The boxing really is great, but the real story is of a family, fractured by failure, that has to find a way to self-mind; boxing just happens to be…
The Fighter is a biography about a boxer in the 90's or something. Very realistic narrative, I'd say. Some good social critisism - very good social critisism actually, I literally found myself pissed of at some of the idiots in the film, and their actions.
Anyhow, couldn't really find any emotional value in it, beside some good laughs from the black comedy, and some good climax towards the end. I'm not much of a boxer fan either, though.
The acting was very good for the most part. Some good cinematography and music. It had some flaws, somethings was portrayed somehow unrealistic, some things got a bit melodramatic, cheesy, over the top or just unlogical.
So all in all a good movie with certain flaws which didn't struck me very much on a emotional level.
Mostly good movie all in all. Strong 7. Little dissappointed though, seeing as I've read much positive about it, and its good cast.
As I looked back on movies I had seen I found a pattern: I enjoy David O. Russell's work. HARD.
This is an excellent movie even though I'm not a fan of boxing or any fighting. This was a great story that was eventually told.
I always root and hopefully will root for the underdogs. Thank you.
The Fighter is one the year's best base on true story movies of 2010 AND one of the boxing movie since the movie "Rocky!!!" With knockout performances from Christian Bale and Mark Mark Wahlberg. The directing by David O Russell is Outstanding!!! "He really raise the bar and kicks right out of the ballpark!" The score is good. The effect is great. This movie is a MUST SEE!!!
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