Foxcatcher [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2014]

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  • Release Date: 03/03/2015
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (160 out of 184)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes
  • The story of Foxcatcher

Synopsis


Foxcatcher
Docudrama about millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell) and his relationship with brothers Dave (Mark Ruffalo) and Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), Olympic gold-medal wrestlers who train at his estate. Mark initially idolizes du Pont, but slowly realizes the depths of his benefactor's madness. Moneyball's Bennett Miller directed from a script by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Steve Carell
    Steve Carell - John du Pont
  • Channing Tatum
    Channing Tatum - Mark Schultz
  • Mark Ruffalo
    Mark Ruffalo - David Schultz
  • Sienna Miller
    Sienna Miller - Nancy Schultz
  • Vanessa Redgrave
    Vanessa Redgrave - Jean du Pont



Customer rating

4.2
87%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Strange on First Impression. Stays With you.

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    VandyPrice
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    It is difficult to fathom exactly what is going on in director Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher. The characters here are hesitant to let you into their worlds let alone their heads. As an audience member, we feel as if we're watching from the outside in on the situation at hand, never knowing the motivation of anyone as each seem to live in this world of fear. Whether it be John du Pont (Steve Carell), Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) or even Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) each possess a fear of either coming to terms with logic and the abnormalities of their situation or the fear of losing control. While the Schultz brothers are vastly different from one another they both come to understand the oddities of their circumstances at Du Pont's Foxcatcher farms. Du Pont, on the other hand, is little more than a mystery to everyone around him. Mark comes to the heir of the Du Pont family fortune early and allows the stranger things about his mentor to slip through the cracks because he shows a belief in him that no one else has ever extended. Still, despite the relationships that evolve and the dynamics that come to the surface never do we feel as if we can see why these characters are the way they are. Every line of dialogue though is used to peel back a layer of the characters and reveal something more about the backstory that has made this person who they are today. It is a technique that Miller uses most effectively allowing us to constantly crave more from the film while only giving away what it wants you to know so as to not poison the ambition of the project with unsatisfying conclusions. Whether you know what is coming or not you are riveted by the procedural nature of the film as it methodically chronicles the rise and fall of a friendship never believed to be genuine and the repercussions of the falling out of that paid for affection. Foxcatcher is a strange film filled with strange people, but it is all the more fascinating for it. It is a film I feel I could go on writing about for days and discussing at even greater length as I know each time I re-visit it I will only find new things that only highlight what I might have barely took note of before. It is a cold film, one that will at first seem off-putting for it, but the more you think about it the more the inhumanity produced by the circumstances it chronicles eats away at you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    stunning performances

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    JOHNNYANGEL2010
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    Foxcatcher doesn't appear to be anything remarkable at-a-glance, but its technical prowess and stunning performances say otherwise, as they pertain to both the core story detail and the external portrayals thereof. It's a fairly straightforward, if not deliberate, story of insanity slow-brewing beneath a mountain of wealth and an unyielding passion, both of which mask, but cannot fully contain, the reality below. The film is strikingly beautiful in its simplicity and slow simmering approach. It ends quickly, a punctuation on a carefully constructed build-up to tragedy. Shaped by gorgeously knowledgeable and exacting direction, precision editing, and several incredibly detailed performances that rank amongst the finest of the decade thus far, Foxcatcher stands as one of the strongest films of 2014. Sony's Blu-ray release of Foxcatcher comes with a disappointingly slim collection of extras, but video an audio presentations are fine. Very highly recommended.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Heavy Drama

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    Going in I didn't know really what to expect from Foxcatcher but it was,t exactly what I thought. I knew this wouldn't be a comedy but I didn't think I expected the slow burn of the movie. Folks this is a long one. At first the story moves at a snails pace peppered with moments of intrigue. Steve Carell is great in the role and is given plenty of screen time (perhaps too much?) and Channing Tatum does the best work of his career, but I think it's Mark Ruffalo who really gives a great performance for every second he's on scene he is believable and clearly invested in the material. The ending is a tad abrupt but overall it was a great learning experience getting to know about the events of this strange, interesting, true story.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top Notch Acting

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    jmerwin
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    Here is both Steve Carrell and Channing Tatum at best of their acting abilities. These roles will be cemented in film history as probably their deepest and most well crafted. Although he doesn't get nearly as much screen time as his two main costars, Mark Ruffalo also deserves honorable mention as Tatum's on -screen, big hearted brother. Even if you aren't into wrestling (I am not ), the film is still very enthralling. It is a tense drama that builds the entire run time and will leave you wanting more. Such a beautiful film to come out of an even more disturbing and sad true story.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tragic True Story

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    cwjaws
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    Powerful from beginning to end! A tragic story about the murder of Mark Schultz, Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling, by John du Pont. It has a bit of a documentary feel as the film shines light on this darker subculture of wrestling. Yet, a sad cautionary tale of unbridled capitalism reminding us that money doesn't buy happiness. Outstanding performances all around with a haunting soundscape. This isn't a frilly night at the movies. It puts you in a head lock and doesn't let go.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tense Perfection

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    RoomWithAReView
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    Bennet Miller is one of the best directors working and creates a sense of tension that lasts the entire running time despite the known conclusion. The performances from Ruffalo, Tatum, and especially Carell are terrific. Steve Carell is terrifying at times and just so brilliant. Worth the price alone to see him go so far from what you're used to seeing. Definitely a slow mover, but it's still one of the best of the year.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Steve Carell in a dramatic role

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    moviefanforever
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    There's a lot to like in this movie. Steve Carell plays a self involved philanthropist who takes the Channing Tatum character, a wrestler, under his care when the Carell character has very caring to offer. It's definitely a tragedy. While based on a true story, apparently the Carell and Tatum characters are exaggerated somewhat, from how their real life counterparts are presented on-line and in the special features.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Channing in one of his best..

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    stitch
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    This movie was about a wanna be coach on a power trip. He had all the money he needed to get channing to come on his team.This is not where he stops though...He really wants channings brother to coach his team and will go to the extreme and offer him whatever it will take. He succeeds and he tries to take all the credit for coaching a wining team when he had'nt the vagest idea of how to coach.

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