Foxcatcher Synopsis
Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz moves to the du Pont estate to help form a team for the 1988 Olympics. Hoping to focus on his training and step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave, he propels toward a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
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The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It is a gripping film: horrible, scary and desperately sad.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Foxcatcher is a story of wealth and the lack of it, of family connection and disconnection. But more than anything, it is a story of a mind...
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The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
Miller finds grand, America-describing themes in the interactions between these three men: the extraordinary influence of inherited wealth,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Mesmerizing in its incremental layering of a bizarre, tragic and thoroughly warped character study, Foxcatcher sees director Bennett Miller...
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CineVue

By John Bleasdale
Carell, in a rare but not unique departure into drama, proves himself as accomplished at tragedy as he is at comedy.
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Variety

By Justin Chang
If the screenplay, by Dan Futterman (“Capote”) and E. Max Frye, is relatively spare in terms of dialogue, it’s satisfyingly rich and thorny...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The triumph of Foxcatcher is not in the subject but in its art. The clear-eyed compassion and moral intelligence of Miller’s film brings...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The hypnotic and haunting Foxcatcher can prove its worth as one of the year's very best films. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Foxcatcher might just be the feel-bad movie of the year. But it's so well-acted that audiences won't want to miss its dark, chilling yet...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Foxcatcher is a disturbing and memorable film.
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Foxcatcher

By Auvaa649
This is one of those movies where you're not sure you like it but can't stop watching it. Rather like a dateline that's most disturbing. Uncomfortably quiet throughout the film and always a stormy...

If accurate to real people involved, why make the movie.

By itla2001
The acting was excellent, the cinematography excellent, the directing and writing excruciating. The pacing was way too slow. The dialog nonexistent. Now maybe it was because he was portraying...

Solid and alarming performances

By FilmFan616
Foxcatcher should be an Oscar contender hands down. From Steve Carrell's unrecognizable turn as John DuPont to Mark Ruffalo's and Channing Tatum's physical embodiment's of the Schultz brothers......

Truly Unwatchable

By aapatton1
A great real-life story completely ruined by exceptionally poor filmmaking. They completely ignored the real-life standoff for two days after the murder with Dupont holed up in his mansion and his...

Incredible

By daxt21
This is gripping in the most twisted and sickening way. An incredible performance from these three actors. Steve Carell blew me away the most. Bennett Miller is truly genius.....

Really want to see it

By Andrew3322
Want to see what almost exactly what happened to the great legend Dave Shultz...

Brilliant Performances

By mjaltobad424
Foxcatcher was a intricate character study. What would a character study film be without great acting? The answer is boring or ordinary. Foxcatcher is neither. It is so riveting because the acting is...

Steve Carrell Amazing

By carolyn515
Slow paced movie yet it engaged me. Steve Carell gives a haunting performance. He was incredibly creepy. Channing Tatum can actually act....

Loss

By acsntn
really really disappointing. Pacing slow, acting uneven, manages to drain all interest from an exciting story...

By brianjay343
great movie...

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Rated R | For Some Drug Use and A Scene of Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Tense, well-acted tale of real-life psychological drama.
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