One of the best "boxer from the 'hood" movies...

By scottb14
Written December 20, 2010
Having seen almost every movie made about the struggles of fighters, the concept wasn't exactly thrilling. However, this one is different. And a big reason is the amazing story and acting. If you're like me, and think Christian Bale is a douche (the infamous rant on tape) you should see this movie to understand that this guy takes his job seriously. Not only did I not recognize him immediately, but once I did, it only took about two minutes to get over my personal feelings and appreciate what this guy does with this role. I have not read how he prepared (as the supporting actor) for this part, but he did it 110% from start to finish. Mark Wahlberg and he do a fantastic job of playing brothers in a dysfunctional suburban (poor) household. The family dynamics are both hilarious and sad. If it weren't midnight when we finished watching this, I think my wife and I would have watched it again. The rest of the supporting cast is well placed, interesting, and make the film very real
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Hell of a story

By tt_232010
Written December 26, 2010
I was thoroughly entertained by the great acting of both Mark Walhberg and Christian Bale. The movie itself is a great story. Like all great movies, it tells the reality of the best and worst side of human nature. I knew this movie would be good but I didn't expect it to be that good. Some movies are just to good to be seen twice; at least thats what I think. This is one of them. Sit back and enjoy the movie
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By fandersen2003
Written December 14, 2010
The Fighter was a really great movie... If you're from the Boston area you'll get a kick out of all the characters as each of them will surely remind you of someone you really know. And I'm not a huge Christian Bale fan, but he delivered an award winning performance this time around... The only down side to the movie is it was just a little too long. They probably could have shaved off about 20 minutes and it would have been just as good. But all in all The Fighter is a must see...
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Authentic,Award Winning....

By lovestalentmoviefan
Written December 20, 2010
...based on true life movie is ripe for awards. Bale just filled me with his anxious desperation at times-then switched to frustration at his facade of arrogance. Then once again,with the epiphany of his life,and what was important to him. This man never,ever disappoints in fulfilling who his character is supposed to be...from American Psycho to Machinist to this top of his career role and everything in between. Melissa Leo made you just hate and pity her at the same time,do not know why she is not in top billing. Wahlberg and Adams were as wonderful as they always are,especially loved Adam's in something totally NOT the way we usually see her. I was involved 100 percent of the time. The fights were good,without taking away from the story of love,dysfunction,turmoil and choice making. I LOVED THIS MOVIE. While the scene in the bedroom was totally unneeded (but not r-rated) the language and violence were,as a part of this whole culture and what these boys grew up learning..GO
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The Fighter

By mamartinez
Written December 13, 2010
This movie needs to get an oscar. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The relationship between these two brothers was so real and heart breaking that by the end of the movie i was in tears. If you come a crazy family that will do anything for each other then this is the movie for you. I went home and gave my big brother and hug and kiss.
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