• R, 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David Fincher
    In Theaters:
    Oct 15, 1999 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 6, 2000
  • 20th Century Fox

Critic Review - Entertainment Weekly

If, as Fincher has said, this movie is supposed to be funny, then the joke's on us.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comments (3)
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Moatilliatta

Dayne Rzeszkowski

I laughed regularly to be honest...

Dec 21 - 08:25 PM

Daniel Sheahan

Daniel Sheahan

Maybe I'm beating a horse that died 12 years ago, but are you freaking kidding me? The movie is supposed to be part comedy, part drama. In fact theres FAR more drama than comedy, but you dismiss the movie because it's not a funny "comedy"?

As I read your full review (or should I say paragraph) I begin to wonder if you even watched the movie. You wrote "David Fincher's brutal shock show floats the idiotic premise that a modern-day onslaught of girly pop-cultural destinations (including IKEA and support groups) has resulted in a generation of spongy young men unable to express themselves as fully erect males."

First of all, that's not an idiotic premise, it actually makes legitimate sense. But more importantly, that wasn't the premise! How on earth did you infer that Fight Club was talking about that!? Did you miss the part about these events occurring in his mind? Even if your comment was correct that it's an idiotic premise, it's perfectly valid to assume that an individual could struggle with these issues, which was what the movie was talking about.

If you are going to give a movie destined to become a classic as low a rating as a D you really should have some actual reasoning... and you might want to consider watching the movie.

Mar 19 - 02:10 PM

Wilson Taylor

Wilson Taylor

Indeed the joke's on us. Film critics, especially, I'm sure.

Aug 30 - 02:33 PM

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