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The Fighter (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg & Amy Adams

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Close second

| | See all seenitseenitseenit's reviews (36)

Not the best boxing movie, that go's to 'Raging Bull' but still a great movie, i know actors can gain/loose weight for different parts but its usualy fat that makes the diffrence, 'Christian Bale' is the exception he must have worked out constantly to play 'Bruce Wayne' yet in 'The Fighter' he's actualy lost muscle mass to play a gaunt, skinny crack head! now thats what i call dedication, looks like he never ate anything for months, and at the opposite end Mark Whalberg' looks like a bull dog. Brief scenes with 'Sugar Ray Leonard and Shay Neary' help it look documentary, well worth a watch.

  Very good blu-ray

| | See all stuarty75's reviews (73)

The picture quality and sound are both very good on this blu-ray,I wouldn't give 5 stars but if I could I probably would have gave it 4.5

  Hits the head and the heart

| | See all cauz4concern's reviews (1)

I rarely write reviews about movies, but felt compelled to do so having watched The Fighter.

Firstly, Christian Bale hasn't dazzled me since The Machinist, in which, in my opinion, he delivered a stellar performance. However, his portrayal of Batman and John Conner left me with an underwhelming view of Bale's acting prowess, and I felt his script selection erred toward the selection of cardboard-acting portrayals.

I take it all back. Bale's performance in The Fighter was extraordinary. He had me captivated from the outset, and the deliverance of his mannerisms and accent really blurred the distinction between him and the real Dicky Eklund (just watch the end credits for a peek of his character's namesake and you'll see what I mean).

If you want to watch a film that is thought provoking, emotion invoking, and offers that feel good factor, The Fighter is for you. It's inspirational and leaves you feeling that life can offer you more only if you do not hinder its progression.

  stunning

| | See all balmoraljames's reviews (228)

Christian Bale deserved the awards he won for this. Mark Walhberg was robbed as he put in an equally brilliant performance. I loved every minute of the film. It was gripping from begining to end

  Great film!

| | See all Lannie13's reviews (13)

I haven't seen a better made boxing film in years! I was so suprised with how good it was as I expected Mark Wahlberg to be wooden as usual but he really does himself justice in this film. Bale is exceptional and captures Dicky Ecklunds mannerisms and even his voice with accuracy. Funny and poingant in places. If you havn't seen it, you really should.

  IT'S A KNOCKOUT!

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

For four years Mark Wahlberg tried to get this project off the ground and in doing so kept up his training in the ring and it shows!
Wahlberg plays the struggling boxer Micky Ward who has always been overshadowed by his elder brother Dicky ( Christian Bale on ocsar winning form) a local legend who fell off the rails and battles his own drug problems. Along with his overbearing mother / manager and mass of sisters who look like they belong on the Jeremy Kyle show Micky fights not only in the ring but with his own family to show his true potential.
The Fighter may be slow at the start but this is just to set up this character based boxing drama. Don't go expecting comic book boxing with the sound of sledge hammers hitting concrete as with the likes of Rocky 3 & 4. The fights a breif and brutal and are very realistic.
But remember that The fighter is a family drama first and a boxing film second and all the better it is for it, every punch rings true and although Christian bale grabbed the oscar for his supporting role as Dicky, Wahlberg truly deserved his nomination.
This is one of the greatest boxing drama's to date and can stand up to Raging Bull, Rocky 1, Rocky Balboa and Ali as the true kings of the ring!
See if you like......
Raging Bull.
Rocky.
Rocky Balboa.
Ali.

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  IT'S A KNOCKOUT!

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For four years Mark Wahlberg tried to get this project off the ground and in doing so kept up his training in the ring and it shows!
Wahlberg plays the struggling boxer Micky Ward who has always been overshadowed by his elder brother Dicky ( Christian Bale on ocsar winning form) a local legend who fell off the rails and battles his own drug problems. Along with his overbearing mother / manager and mass of sisters who look like they belong on the Jeremy Kyle show Micky fights not only in the ring but with his own family to show his true potential.
The Fighter may be slow at the start but this is just to set up this character based boxing drama. Don't go expecting comic book boxing with the sound of sledge hammers hitting concrete as with the likes of Rocky 3 & 4. The fights a breif and brutal and are very realistic.
But remember that The fighter is a family drama first and a boxing film second and all the better it is for it, every punch rings true and although Christian bale grabbed the oscar for his supporting role as Dicky, Wahlberg truly deserved his nomination.
This is one of the greatest boxing drama's to date and can stand up to Raging Bull, Rocky 1, Rocky Balboa and Ali as the true kings of the ring!
See if you like......
Raging Bull.
Rocky.
Rocky Balboa.
Ali.

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  Great

| | See all sdh963's reviews (164)

To tired to type a pretentious review so I'll just say this...

Brilliant character by Bale, gripping and emotionally complex plot, superb elation in the fight scenes.