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Fighter, The (2010) Movie Information

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David O. Russell


Amy Adams
Christian Bale
Mark Wahlberg
Melissa Leo
Jack McGee
Dendrie Taylor





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The story of boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward and his trainer / brother as he goes from amateur to professional. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 07/27/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Brilliant movie with Christian Bale acting his ass off.

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Brilliant moving, emotional, movie ... Bale is incredible in this..... and its funny in parts

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Daniel Corleone 08/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A true story of a relationship between a talented boxer Mickey Ward (Producer Mark Wahlberg who trained for 4 years) and the charismatic addict Dicky Ecklund (Christian Bale). Its premise is very engaging since it is about family, growing up and brotherhood. The 2 leads did extraordinary performances that brings out the heart of the film. Storytelling's pace was continues, no dull portions and the cinematography was good. Cast was flawless as well to make the film more interesting since the family was really involved with Mickey's life. The Fighter will be difficult to forget since it combines solid acting, lovely familial story, combined with the heart of Rocky and realism of Raging Bull boxing scenes.

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11/01/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Why Did I Just Watched It Now

Brothers Micky and Dicky face obstacles in life encountering conflicts between family, career, and love all inclusive in the world of boxing.

I think this film is perfect! beautiful cinematography, very moving story, and a powerful cast. I'm not a fan of boxing, but seeing the movie, I knew and felt like I was really watching a boxing fight and I enjoyed all the thrill and drama with it. Kudos to the director David O. Russell! Wahlberg, Adams, Leo did very good performances, but on top of everything, Christian Bale was the best, indeed! He really deserved the Academy recognition playing an equally challenging and magnificent character, Dicky. A very well-written screenplay. Moving, touching, and making the best sense of an inspiring true-to-life story. What more can we ask for? ...

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05/16/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Packs an Awesome Punch!

Mark Wahlberg excels as the up and coming boxer struggling with a stuttering boxing career and living in the limelight of his older brother Dickie (Christian Bale) who trains and manages him with the best intentions, yet with no clout to take Micky into the bigger leagues where he belongs. His mother, Alice, (Melissa Leo) who runs the family with an iron fist, refuses to recognize it, as does her husband, George Ward (Jack McGee) and his gaggle of sisters (too many to mention). Alice only seems interested in promoting Dicky which doesn't help matters. Micky meets a brazen barmaid, Charlene (Amy Adams) and they start to see each other, she is strong-willed, just like his mother, and you can see conflict coming. After his brother's incarceration Charlene convinces him to change managers, w...

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01/07/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

One Of The Best Boxing Movies Ever

Christian Bale deserves an Oscar. Probably his best performance. He is dynamic, believable, and worthy of every award he gets. Despite his crappy choices recently, this one makes up for it. Great performances aside, this is a really good movie. Not your typical sports movie. The setting is incredibly real, the characters are real. Half the time, it felt like I was watching a documentary.

The cinematography is what kept this movie interesting. It was somewhat unique. At times it felt like a documentary (as I said above) and other times, it felt like cinema. I think this brought an edge to the movie, unlike many other sports and boxing movies.

Though this is no Raging Bull, it is definitely one of the top 3 boxing movies of all time. The melodrama was not over blown, and the ending ...

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