Fighting

Fighting

Fighting

Small-town boy Shawn (Channing Tatum) has come to New York City with nothing. While barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, he meets seasoned scam artist Harvey (Terrence Howard) who sees in him a natural talent for street-fighting. Harvey becomes his manager on the bare-knuckled brawling circuit.

2009105 minsUSA
ActionDrama

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Fighting / Reviews

Variety

Variety

For all the utter phoniness of Fighting -- the cockeyed, faux-verite shooting, the lurches in storytelling, the lack of character development, a contrived crisis between Shawn and his would-be girlfriend Zulay and Tatum's dopey-charming thing--Fighting's not so bad.

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Total Film

Total Film

Despite its dog-eared underpinnings, Fighting delivers some heady testoster-tainment. But it’s Channing Tatum who gives it a bruising grace. If you’re wondering why he’s being tipped as the next big thing, this punchy encounter will answer the question. Feel the pain.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Not everything that happens in Fighting entirely makes sense -- it’s a fable, after all, and a fable doesn't necessarily have to -- but it breathes with a rough, exuberant realism that you rarely see in movies of its kind.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

I like the way the personalities are allowed to upstage the plot in Fighting, a routine three-act fight story that creates uncommonly interesting characters.

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Newshub

Newshub

Channing Tatum... mumbles through the film with no charisma at all. That’s kind of appropriate seeing as he’s playing a bare-knuckle prize fighter meathead.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It's not "Raging Bull" or "Fight Club," but Fighting is populated by believable losers and lovingly adorned with just the right faces and peeling wallpaper to absorb you in Montiel's world.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

In Channing Tatum, who also starred in "Saints," the film has a good-looking, magnetic hunk to draw a crowd. Terrence Howard lends the pedigree of great screen acting, and Zulay Henao adds charm and glamour.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

By the book boxing fair, but with extreme dirty fighting. Cliches abound.

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