Rating: 4.5 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 05/15/2011
The Fighter, is a drama about boxer “Irish” Micky Ward’s unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO’d by drugs and crime.
Rated R | Length 116 minutes
Joe Siriani | Alicia Love | David Struffolino | Joseph Oliveira | Dennis Lauricella | London Hall | Kimko | Hunter Wilichoski | Dennis Jay Funny | Susan Farese | Mark Falvo | Ron Shimshilashvili | Briggon Snow | Thomas Olson | Jeff Martineau | Anastasia Sanidopoulos Mousis | Dan Marshall | Alex East | Ger Duany | Henry Penzi | Shawn Doherty | Al Conti | Gino Cafarelli | John Franchi | Jodie Brunelle | Shawn Fogarty | Luisa Diaz | Conan Marchi | Brina | Joseph Basile | Jeffrey Corazzini | Charlie Alejandro | Dicky Eklund Jr. | George Foreman | Roy Jones Jr. | Emanuel Steward | Jim Lampley | Larry Merchant | Michael Buffer | Jen Weissenberg | Brian Christensen | Peter Cunningham | Anthony Molinari | Eric Weinstein | Jerrell Lee Wesley | Walter Driscoll | Bonnie Aarons | Dale Place | Kim Carrell | Jeremiah Kissel | Thomas Benton | Alison Folland | Matthew Muzio | Sean Malone | Ross Bickell | Ted Arcidi | Frank Renzulli | Melissa McMeekin | Sugar Ray Leonard | Jackson Nicoll | Jenna Lamia | Chanty Sok | Caitlin Dwyer | Erica McDermott | Bianca Hunter | Jack McGee | Melissa Leo | Dendrie Taylor | Mickey O'Keefe | Amy Adams | Christian Bale | Mark Wahlberg
I was hooked from frame one of this film. Thankfully THE FIGHTER is more than a boxing movie. It’s a movie about family above everything else, and the struggle of a young boxer to overcome the obstacle that is his own family.
Great performances all around. I haven’t liked Mark Wahlberg in a while, he’s great here. Amy Adams also turns in a great performance. But, the standout here is Christian Bale as Dicky. Wow. I’ve never seen him this good.
On all levels, THE FIGHTER is one of the best of 2010. Glad I finally saw it!