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  • While the film handles itself well in the ring, it's brilliant in the arena of a blue-collar family that brutalizes its younger son and best hope for worldly success in the name of sustaining him. show more

  • The Fighter is funny, ferocious, sad, sweet, pulpy, and violent. Sometimes, all in the same minute. show more

  • So like much of this film, the viewer is turned into an observer. You never feel close enough to the action, either in the ring or in the kitchens, living rooms and tough streets where the story takes place. The characters engage you up to a point but never really pull you in. show more

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