• Foxcatcher (2014)

Foxcatcher

Release Date: November 14th, 2014

DVD Release Date: March 3rd, 2015

R |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

When wealthy John du Pont (Steve Carell) invites Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to move to his estate and help form a wrestling team for the 1988 Olympics, Mark sees a way to step out of the shadow of his charismatic brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). However, du Pont begins to lead Mark down a dark road, causing the athlete's self-esteem to slip. Meanwhile, du Pont becomes fixated on bringing Dave into the fold, eventually propelling all three toward an unforeseen tragedy.

Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Guy Boyd, Dave "Doc" Bennett

Director: Bennett Miller

Genres: Docudrama , Crime drama

Production Co: Likely Story, Annapurna Pictures

Keywords: Brooding , 1990s , Brother , Murder , Sacrifice , Intense , 1980s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Foxcatcher is a story of wealth and the lack of it, of family connection and disconnection. But more than anything, it is a story of a mind unraveling. The result is devastating drama for those of us looking on. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Foxcatcher is a radical departure from Mr. Miller’s previous feature, the smart and entertaining “Moneyball.” It isn’t meant as conventional entertainment, but it’s fascinating to watch from start to finish. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Mesmerizing in its incremental layering of a bizarre, tragic and thoroughly warped character study, Foxcatcher sees director Bennett Miller well surpassing even the fine work he did in his previous two films, Capote and Moneyball. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture