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Fighter, The

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MPAA Rating: R
Theater Release: 12/17/2010
Video Release: 3/15/2011
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Not Just Another Boxing Film - By Betty Jo Tucker
How is it possible to love boxing films yet not the sport itself? That’s a question I always ask myself after seeing movies like The Fighter. Every previous boxing film -- Rocky, Raging Bull, The Boxer, Cinderella Man, etc. – has hit home for me in terms of drama and... MORE >>

Absorbing Drama - By Diana Saenger
If Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale aren’t enough to drive moviegoers into the theatre, then the action-packed dysfunctional family elements of The Fighter should. In this absorbing drama based on a true story, the two popular stars portray Dicky Eklund and Micky Ward, boxers... MORE >>

I Am Leaving, but the Fighter Still Remains - By Donald Levit
The first half of The Fighter outpoints the last, though neither part is KO’d. Rather, Christian Bale’s kinetic cokehead Dicky Eklund and Melissa Leo’s bossy mama Alice Ward are so spot-on that, as they fade somewhat before the junior welterweight trajectory of half-brother... MORE >>

Christian Bale Enters Oscar® Pantheon - By Cody Roy
There are “actors,” like Zac Efron and George Clooney, and then there are “auteurs,” like Robert De Niro and Daniel Day-Lewis. The term “auteur” traditionally refers to film directors whose distinctive style makes their movies reflect their artistry rather than anyone else’s -- including... MORE >>

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