• Fighting (2009)


Release Date: April 24th, 2009

DVD Release Date: August 25th, 2009

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

Production Co: Scion Films, Relativity, Rogue Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Deception, New York City, Rise, Engaging, 2000s, Quest, Love, Gritty

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    Fighting has real grit and excellent acting. In other words, there is gold in that dirt. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    In Channing Tatum, who also starred in "Saints," the film has a good-looking, magnetic hunk to draw a crowd. Terrence Howard lends the pedigree of great screen acting, and Zulay Henao adds charm and glamour. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I like the way the personalities are allowed to upstage the plot in Fighting, a routine three-act fight story that creates uncommonly interesting characters. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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