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The Fighter

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Fighter
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Micky Ward is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky, a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down. However, the bond of blood may be their only chance to redeem their pasts, and, at last, give their hard-luck town what it's been waiting for: pride.
Title: The fighter
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: commentary by director, David O. Russell; "the warrior's code": filming The fighter.
Summary: Micky Ward is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky, a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down. However, the bond of blood may be their only chance to redeem their pasts, and, at last, give their hard-luck town what it's been waiting for: pride.
Audience: MPAA rating R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality.
Awards & Distinctions: ["<br>Academy Award winner, 2011: Best supporting actor (Christian Bale), Best supporting actress (Melissa Leo)", "<br>2 Golden Globe Wins Sup Actor, Sup Actress ; 4 SAG Noms; 3 BAFTA Noms; 7 Academy Award Noms."]
ISBN: 9781415758403
1415758409
Statement of Responsibility: Paramount Pictures and Relativity Media present, in association with the Weinstein Company ; a Relativity Media, Mandeville Films, Closest To the Hole production ; produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Ryan Kavanaugh, Mark Wahlberg, Dorothy Aufiero, Paul Tamasy ; story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson ; screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson ; directed by David O. Russell
Credits: Music by Michael Brook ; costume designer, Mark Bridges ; editor, Pamela Martin ; production designer, Judy Becker ; director of photography, Hoyte Van Hoytema.
Performers: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo.
System Details: DVD, Region 1; widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: English dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.
Subject Headings: Boxing Drama. Brothers Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Boxing
Brothers
Publisher No: 34594
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The Fighter is a boxing movie that tells the journey off professional boxer Micky Ward on his mission to become the best. You see that hard times Micky has to face as his brother is the towns crack head and is constantly getting high that sometimes affects Micky's career. I found the plot of this movie very easy to follow. I had no unanswered questions at the end of the film. The plot was very well written and entertaining. It shows how dangerous drug addiction is and how it can completely ruin someones life. It is great they showed that to show younger audiences not to get into illegal and dangerous addictions. It also teaches a lesson on how hard work pays off. You see Micky fight very hard throughout the whole movie and how he accomplishes a lot on his mission to greatness. The acting in the movie was incredibly done. Watching Christian Bale in this movie playing the role of a junky was amazing and also eye opening to see that drugs can have such a bad impact on someones life. The Fighter found the perfect mix between love, action and sorrow that makes this movie an instant classic and will keep me coming back to re-watch it . I give The Fighter a 9/10. I would recommend this movie to everyone as it has important lessons that people should learn and watch out for in their own life. That hard work pays off in the end and that drugs are can impact someones life very badly.

Dec 12, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I’ve seen better boxing movies.

Nov 21, 2013
  • yumsushi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a great Movie. Bale is fantastic! Hard to believe this is the same guy that directed that drivel called 'Silver linings playbook'

May 25, 2013
  • clroger rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Ok I get it his brother is a crack head - move the along ,I have a life to get back to.

May 08, 2013
  • neonkc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

very good

Watched it just for Wahlberg & Bale but was quickly drawn in by the story & characters. Very impressed. Haven't seen a very different pair of actors play brothers nearly this well since Reedus & Flannery in Boondock Saints.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I am NOT a fan of Mark Wahlberg, by any means, but he was well suited for this role. Christian Bale is an outstanding actor, he's a chameleon, and Amy Adams gives a great performance as well. The nasty, catty pack of females were annoying, yet funny too. Genuinely realistic, well done movie.

Jul 20, 2012
  • epotter8811 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the better so-called "sports movies" I've seen though it skews a little closer to being mostly a family/brother drama. Director David O. Russell does a superb job of showing how family can both build a person up and also tear them apart all at the same time. The Fighter opens with Dicky and Micky being interviewed by HBO for what Dicky believes is a documentary about his boxing comeback, and this sets the stage for the entire film. Christian Bale's Dicky is so charming, so full of energy that he eclipses Mark Wahlberg's Micky any time they're onscreen together, which is exactly the dynamic between the two Ecklund brothers. Wahlberg gives a fine performance, but it's tough to outshine Bale and the dynamic Melissa Leo here. Bale's performance is utterly raw yet surprisingly polished. He keeps Dicky's instability and anger hovering right below the surface of his charm, and whenever he taps into it, the results are a total knock out. No question Bale more than earned his Oscar here.

Jan 24, 2012
  • Deepman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Inspirational!

Jan 01, 2012
  • docjnsuss rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The Fighter is a good boxing movie based on the real life stories of boxers Dicky and Mickey Ward. The storyline follows their lives and their extremely dysfunctional family relationships. During his prime Dicky was a decent boxer, the pride of Lowell, MA. However, Dickey became a crack addict with brutal consequences for the brothers. After some major setbacks, as well as a prison stint for Dicky, the brothers embark on a boxing comeback. The excellent boxing sequences and fine performances by Mark Walhberg and Christian Bale make this movie worth watching.

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Nov 27, 2011
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Apr 03, 2011
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A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Mar 29, 2011
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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Phyllis 'Beaver' Eklund: "I heard she's into threeways!" Sherri Ward: "Yeah, with other girls!" Cathy 'Pork' Eklund: "Yeah, like one of them MTV Girls!" Cindy 'Tar' Eklund: "She acts all f*ckin' superiah 'cuz she went to college!"

Apr 03, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Alice Ward: What are you doing opening your mouth in my kitchen? You owe me $200. I don't want another word outta you!

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Apr 01, 2011
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