The Fighter

2010 • 115 minutes
4.5
982 reviews
91%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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Mark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures' inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born lightweight 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-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime -- perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work. David O. Russell directs from a script by 8 Mile's Scott Silver and Paul Attanasio (The Bourne Ultimatum).
Rating
R
4.5
982 reviews
J. T.
February 17, 2022
Jack Bowers should do a little research, this movie is "NOT" just about a small town kid who gets a lucky chance at a top tier fighter, and beats him. It's about Micky Ward. If you never seen his fights with Arturo Gatti, I suggest watching them first, then watching this movie. It was never mentioned but anyone who knows ANYTHING about boxing knows the story. Great movie, In My Opinion.
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Jack Bowers
February 13, 2022
WELL TO BEGIN WITH, I'M ACTUALLY WATCHING THE MOVIE CALLED *THE FIGHTER*'RIGHT NOW!!; SO IFN Y'ALL FOLKS DON'T MIND, LEAVE ME ALONE FIR AWHILE, SO THAT I CAN FINISH WATCHING THE MOVIE, SO I CAN GIVE YOU MY BEST AND HONEST OPINION OF THE MOVIE CALLED * THE FIGHTER * +!I just Finished watching the movie, and I think I it was just an average type movie, Nothing really special about it. A small town guy who gets the chance to go up against a big name fighter and was lucky enough to beat the Fighter.
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William
August 6, 2020
On my top 10 favorite movies of all time list! Mark Wahlberg played the part perfectly and ☆Christian Bale's role as Dicky, trainer and crackhead, was the best actor I have ever seen☆ All the actors, directors, writers, and everyone responsible for this movie was/is awesome!
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