88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Fighting has real grit and excellent acting. In other words, there is gold in that dirt.
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75

Premiere

Fighting is a fun, frank and faithful homage to simple inner-city drama.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
In a genre where too many films are all brawn and no brain, Fighting is a contender.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Fighting arrives fully charged by the charisma of its star, Channing Tatum, who has landed the lead in the upcoming "G.I. Joe."
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I like the way the personalities are allowed to upstage the plot in Fighting, a routine three-act fight story that creates uncommonly interesting characters.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
As its defiantly bland title suggests, Fighting is a bare-bones effort that tries just hard enough to keep us watching. By making good use of its New York setting, Montiel does bring a certain indie grit to the generic story.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
In Channing Tatum, who also starred in "Saints," the film has a good-looking, magnetic hunk to draw a crowd. Terrence Howard lends the pedigree of great screen acting, and Zulay Henao adds charm and glamour.
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50

TV Guide

It's not as if Fighting is terrible. The acting is well done, as is the unique look at the underbelly of the Big Apple.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

Murderously dull stretches of dialogue suck most of the fun out of this sloppy drama.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Fighting seriously lacks punch.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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