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The Fighter [Blu-ray] [2010]

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  • Release Date: 04/25/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (173 out of 182)

    Synopsis


    The Fighter
    Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures' inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born, junior welterweight title winner "Irish" Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) -- a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime -- perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work. David O. Russell directs from a script by 8 Mile's Scott Silver and Paul Attanasio (The Bourne Ultimatum). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Mark Wahlberg
      Mark Wahlberg - Micky Ward
    • Christian Bale
      Christian Bale - Dicky Eklund
    • Amy Adams
      Amy Adams - Charlene Fleming
    • Melissa Leo
      Melissa Leo - Alice Ward
    • Jack McGee
      Jack McGee - George Ward



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 182 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Underated movie

      Posted
      researchsmart
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      Being a true life story makes this movie so appealing to me. This is a compelling true life story of Dicky Eklund and his brother Micky Ward. Dealing with Dicky's lifelong drug addiction battles (documented in a 1990's HBO documentary) and his fall from fame, and Micky's family and career struggles, to become his own person and personal best. This movie will take you from the depths of sadness, to the joy of triumph in 115 minutes! You may want to watch the original HBO documentary as well "High on Crack street"! That is being renactedly filmed during this movie (it's still out there on media sites) Also watch the special features... it is very interesting to hear the backstage production information (especially about the actors). Finally... it is AMAZINGLY well acted by ALL. This movie should have been more well known!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      First-Round Knockout From The Fighter

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      dlb223

      I loved this movie the first time I saw it in the theater; I loved it so much, I had to go see it again. I'm very eager to take it off the shelf the day it comes out because it's definitely worth a purchase, not just a rental. The plot may be a typical inspirational sports drama (based on a true story, of course) at first glance for Wahlberg's character, but it's much more than that. The movie is about family and home more than anything. Christian Bale and Melissa Leo definitely deserved every acting award they won for this movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      A great movie for boxers

      Posted
      Lang
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      The kid at the check out counter said this was his favorite movie. He really needs to watch the "Rocky" series. I thought it was so unremarkable that I actually forgot I had watched it. However, if you like true-story sports movies about underclass underdogs who defy the naysayers against all odds and "win the big game" then this movie is a heart warming and inspiring epic ... as for me, I thought it was simply "okay."

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great film with stunning performances

      Posted
      ndftc

      Knew nothing about this being based on real events or people. The story is great. What really shines are the performances. Christian Bale so captures his character that he is almost unrecognizable. All the actors give fantastic performances. Technically the film is really above par. The fight scenes are shot like a sporting event, not using dramatic angles to heighten the tension but real angles to feel as if you are watching an actual fight.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      True story ok movie

      Posted
      Gatorbullitt
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      Mark is an up and coming boxer down on his luck mostly because of his drug addicted brother and complicated family. Issues are plenty for him to work through as his brother goes to jail and gets his self cleaned up. Is a cleaned up brother just what he needs to help win the championship?? True story but just ok movie. Glad to see the ending was a positive for everyone!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Came away angry more than anything.

      Posted
      PACineaste
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      The supporting performances in this movie are exceptional. Overall though, this set of characters seemed to be so incapable of recognizing what was going on around them and how toxic some of their relationships were. It made me angry more than anything and I wanted to yell at them. It ends the way you think it would. Nothing truly fantastic, but it's entertaining.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Film

      Posted
      electra1
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      Christian Bale is amazing- this has got to be his best performance to date. The entire cast is wonderful, in fact, notably Melissa Leo (from NBC's "Homicide:Life on the Street") who, like Bale, gave an Oscar winning performance. Seldom do you see such a strong cast give such wonderful performances playing people so very, very human. Definitely one to watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good story, good acting, good movie

      Posted
      GiggityGoo
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      I have to admit that I have warmed up a lot to Mark Wahlberg as an actor. I couldn't stand him as a rapper when I was younger, but he actually is a really good actor, and he's a great fit for the role he plays in this movie. It moves a little slow at times, but it was money and time well spent to purchase and watch this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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