4.5 Fight-fully Good. KurtisMovieLover | 01/06/2011 | See all KurtisMovieLover's reviews (125) A brilliant film, even if you dont like sport/boxing film, this is till a heartbreaking family story. Every body is raving about Christian Bale and he is truly amazing in the film, (and for everybody saying he is over acting, watch the end credit, in which footage of the real Dicky is played, you'll see he plays it to a tee) Fellow Oscar winner Melissa Leo, also gives her all playing matriarch Alice Ward. But it's the terribly under-rated Mark Whalberg who I think stills the show, he plays Mickey "Irish" Ward fantastically, and heartbreaking performance should have earned him an Oscar nomination. Amy Adams also shines, (which is hard to do, as the the supporting cast is brilliant) as Charlene, as do the "Sisters" Mickey and Dickey's siblings. This film is just wonderful.