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The Fighter
Movie: The Fighter(2011)[tt0964517] The Fighter is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime. Written byanonymous
Title The Fighter
Release Date 2 February 2011 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Biography, Drama, Sport
Production Companies Closest to the Hole Productions, Fighter, Mandeville Films
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg...
Micky Ward...
Christian Bale
Christian Bale...
Dicky Eklund...
Amy Adams
Amy Adams...
Charlene Fleming...
Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo...
Alice Ward...
Jack McGee
Jack McGee...
George Ward...
Melissa McMeekin
Melissa McMeekin...
'Little Alice' Eklund...
Bianca Hunter
Bianca Hunter...
Cathy 'Pork' Eklund...
Erica McDermott
Erica McDermott...
Cindy 'Tar' Eklund...
Dendrie Taylor
Dendrie Taylor...
Gail 'Red Dog' Eklund...
Jenna Lamia
Jenna Lamia...
Sherri Ward...
Frank Renzulli
Frank Renzulli...
Sal Lanano...

Reviews

Red_Identity on 2 January 2011
Do we have a lot of sport films where the underdog ends up winning and overcoming many obstacles along the way until the end? Definitely. Does The Fighter succeed? Very much so...For a film like this it is very difficult to make it completely unpredictable, yet while The Fighter is in a way conventional, it is also unpredictable many times. It has great characters to boot, but also a strong cast that is willing to give it their all. This is the best ensemble cast of the year,, many amazing performances. First, I start off with Mark Wahlberg, who has been the most under the radar, but he is definitely up for this. He is a great lead and I am surprised he was as good as he was. I am also very pleasantly surprised by Amy Adams. Not to say she is a bad actress, but I was always used to her roles all being similar and now she is in a completely different role for her, and to say she succeeds is an understatement. She is excellent, and is only made strong when sharing the screen with any other actor. Melissa Leo is also great, and I think she is on par with Adams. The difference between Adams and Leo is that Leo has the more award-baity role. Now we have Christian Bale, who I do think is the best. I have seen his performances and while he has always been good, he has never truly risen above others in his films, here he does. He is excellent, and he as of now deserves that Oscar.David Russel's direction is part of what makes this film so great, He soars scenes to unbelievable heights and I think that the screenplay in another director's hands would have came out with a merely good film. But here, we have an excellent film, perhaps better than 2008's The Wrestler, and one of the best films of the year.

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