×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Fighter
     

The Fighter

4.2 16
Director: David O. Russell

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams

 

See All Formats & Editions

Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures' inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born, junior welterweight title winner "Irish" Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) -- a hard-living boxer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

The Fighter 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Heard of this. It was really good. The performances especially.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KaraLo More than 1 year ago
Best Movie of 2010 The Fighter is by far one of the best films released in 2010. From the beginning, The Fighter captured my attention and I fell in love with the film. This movie really has something for everyone to like. It's a family drama, love story, comedy, and sports tale all wrapped up into one great film. The cast really made the movie. You could tell how dedicated they were to their characters. For instance Christian Bale lost a lot of weight before shooting the film in order to portray drug-addict Dicky so well. Amy Adams was another actor who really portrayed her character well. It's amazing how she can go from a fairy tale princess to a tough foul mouthed woman. Mark Wahlberg was put through intense body building and boxing training before shooting because he refused to use a body double for the fight scenes. The real life Ward brothers had temporarily moved into Wahlberg's home before shooting so that Mark Wahlberg could learn from Micky and copy his speech and mannerisms. This just shows the immense dedication that was put into the film. Another great thing was that the movie really captured the raw emotions of the characters. Like many sports movies, The Fighter portrays the story of the underdog athlete. However unlike many underdogs, Micky never once doubts himself. He constantly pushes himself thanks to his girlfriend Charlene. Due to his constant perseverance and drive, Micky is a character you want to root for the entire film. His determination and drive are extremely inspiring to me. He never once thinks of himself as being the loser, in his eyes he is a winner which is something that pushes him to keep fighting despite the circumstances. Micky is also a character that I'm sure people can relate to. Despite all of the factors and odds against him, he wants to become something to be proud of. He does not want to be a nobody, that is going nowhere in life. I feel many people have been in positions where there are people in their life constantly holding them back from reaching their dreams but they keep going and succeed. The Fighter takes place in the run down town of Lowell, Massachusetts during the mid 80s. Both Dicky and Micky are considered celebrities of the town and I am sure since the December 2010 release of the film, the town itself is a bit of a celebrity. I love how director David Russell used all real locations in the film. The boxing matches were shot at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, and gym scenes were shot at Arthur Ramalho's West End Gym, one of the real-life facilities where Micky Ward had trained. This is just another aspect of what made the movie great. The Fighter is a true story so it was important to keep things consistent to the real story and I think David Russell did a great job at that. The Fighter was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, and took home two of them, Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Despite the dark family drama that is present in the film, there is some comedy added to it. This comedic relief can be specifically seen through the use of Micky and Dicky's seven sisters and their hate for Charlene. Also the love story that plays out between Charlene and Micky makes it a movie that also appeals to the female audience as well as the male audience. This is another reason why I say the movie has something for everyone. I recommend that everyone should purchase the DVD the Fighter. I enjoyed watching every minute of and I am sure every other viewer will.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago