100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing in the face of an abyss. It's alive, all right. It's also an uncompromising American classic.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Delivers a sucker punch to the audience and then pulls the rug out from under it. It is sensational. It is also grimly funny.
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A knockout...So feverish is Fight Club...that thermometer contact might make mercury shatter.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a genuine shocker - a dazzler of a film - a hellishly funny picture.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
It's the rawest, most hot-blooded, provocatively audacious, dangerous movie to come of out Hollywood this year.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Begins with that invigoratingly nervy and imaginative buzz. But its chic indictment of empty materialist values fizzles.
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66

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Despite terrific comic acting...and an atomic first hour, Fight Club makes a few wrong turns and ends up lost itself.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
It's fun to talk about...but the price you pay is enduring its excesses and pummeled-home thematic points.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Grueling and bleak, but not unintelligent...although it's hardly groundbreaking just because everyone's face gets pulpy.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
If, as Fincher has said, this movie is supposed to be funny, then the joke's on us.
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.