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PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) barely makes a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets of New York. But he has a natural talent for street fighting, which con-man Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) wants to put to good use. Forming an uneasy alliance with Boarden, Shawn becomes top dog in the bare-knuckle-brawl circuit, taking down pro boxers, martial artists and ultimate fighters one by one. Shawn wants out of this dark world, but he faces the fight of his life to get there.

Cast: Channing Tatum , Terrence Howard , Zulay Henao , Luis Guzmán , Roger Guenveur Smith , Brian White , Peter Tambakis , Anthony DeSando

Director: Dito Montiel

Genres: Drama, Action

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Fighting (2009)

Release Date: April 24th, 2009|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 13 )
  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Fighting seriously lacks punch. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    As its defiantly bland title suggests, Fighting is a bare-bones effort that tries just hard enough to keep us watching. By making good use of its New York setting, Montiel does bring a certain indie grit to the generic story. show more

  • July 23, 2009 ronnoc55365
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    I was pumped for this movie but it was a disapointment.

  • June 19, 2009 THE DESERT RAT
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    "Fighting." "Hangover." This is what entertains us these days? This is deep? This should sound the death knell for the culture...feel the cold chill blow over your skin, hear the low peel of the bells toll for the death of the culture. Cage fighting for humans as Senator McCain characterizes as "human cock-tighting," now sails by our TV screens as entertainment. Tell me, what the diff between that and gladiators 3,000 years ago in the Coliseum in Rome? Nada, methinks. Roger....Tucson

  • May 16, 2009 ToriBlue9
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    This movie was very entertaining. The fighting was exciting, and it also had a goos story line. It kept you guessing until the very end. I could go back and see it again.

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