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.
wasn't sure I was going to like this at first but it proved to be a great film .
Mark walburg is some nice eye candy and a great actor bam biggity
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…
I’m kind of addicted to this film at the moment, I love everything about it, I love the fact that it could have gone and took it self seriously but it goes the other way and goes for humour in places which I love.
I heard they are making a sequel, but I’m not so sure about that.
Easily the best sport movie ever made.
The cast is expertly selected, and its two central characters deliver two, very different yet equally magnificent performances. Yep, Wahlberg can act. But it was Melissa Yeo and Christian Bale who rightly won the oscars.
I remember watching the Shea Neary fight, and the fight scenes in this do it justice
The Fighter is a fucking knockout movie.
I'm really slow in checking out "films like this". And very often I don't. American films made for the Oscars, that is. But this happened to start on a channel when I was zapping by, so I thought, why not.
And it's not like there is anything really wrong with it. It's a boxing film, this time they're Irish, they're either that or Italian when it comes to boxing films. And in boxing films, the protagonist struggles with his family, girlfriend, alcohol and poverty. It's the recipe one obviously has to follow.
I didn't know it was a true story this time, and I didn't know the outcome. That turned out exactly as I thought it would, nothing new there…
Gets better and better with every watch.
Batman on crack.
Christian Bale looking incredibly unhealthy.
My general opinions on The Fighter, is that the acting is superb, but the film itself overall isn't as good - it's a boxing film at the end of the day, and boxing films have been done before, and have been done better. (I can't even say that it's because I'm not into boxing, as I thought Raging Bull was incredible).
It's the performances that makes this film one to watch, as the characters are the ones that I found engrossing, not the narrative. Christian Bale's performance as the frenetic Dickie is only enhanced by Mark Wahlberg's grounded Mickie.
Overall, I would recommend this film for the acting alone.
I was not sure what to expect out of this, but what I found was really enjoyable, a dysfunctional family and some very sick relationships fuel this, and the acting is great, at some points I felt Bale was just about to go too far and then he managed to reign it back and make it work. The boxing part is a bit cheesy, but I guess it's inevitable and it's based on a real story so I'll just let it be.
Largely an exceptional character piece from David O'Russell with career high performances for all involved. I just had a slight problem with the ending and the abruptness of it all... But then again, the based on a true story tag probably makes that my fault!
I'm not usually a fan of Whalberg with a few notable exceptions I find him to be generally flat and a little tiresome. His performance in The Fighter is most definitely one of the exceptions and ranks right up there with the likes of Boogie Nights in terms of career highs.
Amy Adams is also exceptionally good playing more Sunshine Cleaning than Enchanted. Typically though for Adams (one of my favourite actors), she is superb.…
Despite Bale stealing his film out from under him — as the flashier supporting role is wont to do — I really like the work Mark Wahlberg does here. He brings a nice quiet-but-resigned stability to the circus of characters spinning around him.
Great performances from Bale, Wahlberg, and Adams. I watched the making-of special feature and Bale's Dicky Eklund was so close to the original that sometimes Dicky's own family mistook Bale for their own! It's funny that I have little to no interest in actual boxing, but boxing movies are so entertaining. Rocky, Raging Bull, Cinderella Man...what is it about boxing that filmgoers love so much? It doesn't seem proportionate to the popularity of the sport outside of Hollywood.
Film su due fratelli, il grande è un ex pugile che ha avuto la sua chance ma è ormai perso in una vita dedita al crack e alla delinquenza, il più piccolo è cresciuto col mito del fratello, e potrebbe avere anche lui la sua chance, ma deve decidersi a iniziare a pensare di testa sua. Sullo sfondo la provincia americana più ottusa. Bello, anche se troppo in discesa mainstream nel finale.