• Released
  • April 20, 2012
  • (NY, LA)
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • Art House/Foreign
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Fightville Synopsis
The filmmakers chronicle a small mixed-martial-arts promotion that is based in Lafayette, La.
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75

Slant Magazine

By Michael Nordine
Fightville's most worthwhile material tends to lie in the space between what its subjects say and what we know to be true.
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75

The A.V. Club

By Scott Tobias
The dramatic stakes are high in Fightville, and Epperlein and Tucker shine a little light on the margins of this marginalized sport.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Fightville, you had me at "gladiator school."
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
By the end, Fightville feels authentic about this world, where success may be measured in wins, but the balance of unrelenting brutality...
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70

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
Spiked with energy and attitude, the nonfiction movie Fightville takes a fast look at a few men who, for pleasure and sometimes profit,...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
The mistake filmmakers Tucker and Epperlein (Gunner Palace) make here is assuming that fighters reveal their true characters in discussing...
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50

Variety

Ready-to-order fan base certainly means exposure, but helmers Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein aren't interested in glorifying the gore...
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50

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
The language of ground-and-pound fighting remains untranslated for those not fluent in MMA, though ample space is given to the men's...
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
Fightville doesn't pummel you with outsider viewpoints - it doesn't seem to display much of a point of view at all.
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