Pick a random title Fighting

2009 3.0/5 IMDb 5.6/10 (28k) PG-13 SuperHD 105 minutes

When Shawn MacArthur, a hustler of counterfeit merchandise in New York, meets seasoned street-fighting coach Harvey Boarden, his whole life changes.

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Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán, Zulay Henao, Brian White, Cung Le, Michael Rivera, Flaco Navaja, Peter Anthony Tambakis, Anthony DeSando Directed by Dito Montiel

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Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
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The tell-it-as-it-is title hardly indicates anything out of the ordinary, but this bare-knuckle boxing flick is put together with more love than you'd expect.

Trevor Johnston, Time Out, 2009-05-15

 

The fights may not be very convincing, but the story's underdog structure is satisfying in a happy-cliche sort of way. Fighting is Rocky without the bombast, Fight Club without the daft metaphysical pretensions.

David Denby, New Yorker, 2009-05-04

 

There's an effective, unstylized authenticity to those fights. A life or death mania, which enhanced the film's credibility.

Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies, 2009-04-27

 

Fighting arrives fully charged by the charisma of its star, Channing Tatum.

Kyle Smith, New York Post, 2009-04-24

 

By making good use of its New York setting, Montiel does bring a certain indie grit to the generic story.

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 2009-04-24

 

Disarmingly entertaining.

Tom Long, Detroit News, 2009-04-24

 

It is Tatum's performance that leads us to praise men of brute innocence.

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, 2009-04-24

 

At every turn, Fighting is alive and unexpected.

Christopher Kelly, Dallas Morning News, 2009-04-24

 

In a genre where too many films are all brawn and no brain, Fighting is a contender.

Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, 2009-04-24

 

You might expect a movie called Fighting to be a blunt, literal affair, and in the case of Dito Montiel's new film, you would not be wrong.

A.O. Scott, New York Times, 2009-04-24

 

This is a story we've seen dozens of times before.

Ben Lyons, At the Movies, 2009-04-27

 

There's a better movie inside it struggling to get out.

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2009-04-24

 

The screenplay about a hunky street vendor turned underground fighter (Channing Tatum of Stop-Loss) is sloppy and false.

Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, 2009-04-24

 

Though by no means original or especially ambitious, Fighting turns out to be a surprisingly watchable B-movie.

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail, 2009-04-24

 

Rock musician-turned-director Dito Montiel fails to make much of a fist with his second feature, Fighting, though he deserves points for trying to add some contemporary New York City grit.

Greg Quill, Toronto Star, 2009-04-24

 

This story of a country boy who goes to the big city and uses his brawn to make his way is so slow it's almost inert.

Claudia Puig, USA Today, 2009-04-24

 

It's all footnotes, hardly any main story, and overcompensates by jacking up the violence.

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2009-04-23

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