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The Fighter

(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 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: ["
Academy Award winner, 2011: Best supporting actor (Christian Bale), Best supporting actress (Melissa Leo)", "
2 Golden Globe Wins Sup Actor, Sup Actress ; 4 SAG Noms; 3 BAFTA Noms; 7 Academy Award Noms."]
ISBN: 9781415758403
1415758409
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Report This Dec 12, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I’ve seen better boxing movies.

Report This 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'

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

Report This 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.

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

Inspirational!

Report This 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.

Report This Nov 27, 2011
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The only good thing about this movie is Amy Adams and Melissa Leo.

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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  • 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!"

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  • 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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Report This Apr 01, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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