• 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 - Big Picture Big Sound

I don't mind a film with a surprise ending but, rather than enhancing the film, the climactic revelation in Fight Club cancels out everything previously seen. In fact, the bitter end of the film is a hypocritical cop-out.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Comments (36)
Big Picture Big Sound

Comments

Scotty Tuhotee

Scotty Tuhotee

Sounds like someone doesn't understand the movie.. unfortunate.

Sep 18 - 12:48 PM

Steven Escolar

Steven Escolar

NO WAY!!!!!! after the twist at the end you can watch the movie and the interractions with tyler and the narrator add depth

Oct 27 - 09:32 AM

Alexis Solis

Alexis Solis

trust me the books ending would not have translated well. fincher chose the right course of action and even chuck himself acknoledges that in the dvd commentary

Jan 10 - 05:11 PM

Alexis Solis

Alexis Solis

*acknowledges....damn touch screen crap!

Jan 10 - 05:13 PM

Steve Kenna

Steve Kenna

Whatever. Like anybody reads your shit, you goddamn motherfucker. Who the fuck is Joe Lozito? What the fuck Big Picture Big Sound? You stank bitch, you live with your mom.

Feb 18 - 10:40 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

This is the dumbest reviewer in the history of movies.

May 17 - 05:28 AM

Nikitas Soulounias

Nikitas Soulounias

Watch the movie AGAIN. You just don't get it

Jul 17 - 04:10 PM

Paul Burns

Paul Burns

The film is allegorical, including the twist. You missed the point.

Aug 7 - 02:08 AM

Karl van Allen

Karl van Allen

Sounds as though the ending wasn't understood (by the reviewer). Perhaps I can clarify... In many movies that have the "it was just a dream" ending (not exactly like this one), yes, it does cancel out everything that preceded it. But this was not "just a dream". Everything that happened - everything that "Tyler" did actually did happen. There was direct cause and effect, and excellent character development. Nothing was "cancelled out" in the end, nothing was made to feel as though what we watched leading up to it was without purpose.

Watch it again. Pay closer attention this time. You'll see...

Aug 8 - 07:58 PM

Jake K.

Jake Kramer

Considering that the twist has ZERO impact on the themes and undertones (which are the point of the movie) this review doesn't even make sense. Tyler Durden could be the narrator's cross-dressing sister; the meaning and point of the film remains the same.
The ending of the film isn't actually bitter...in fact, it's much more positive than the ending of the book. The ending of the film (with the two holding hands) is a tip of the hat to what seems to be the culminating message of the book: "People just are, and shit happens".

Aug 15 - 05:33 PM

Jake K.

Jake Kramer

Considering that the twist has ZERO impact on the themes and undertones (which are the point of the movie) this review doesn't even make sense. Tyler Durden could be the narrator's cross-dressing sister; the meaning and point of the film remains the same.
The ending of the film isn't actually bitter...in fact, it's much more positive than the ending of the book. The ending of the film (with the two holding hands) is a tip of the hat to what seems to be the culminating message of the book: "People just are, and shit happens".

Aug 15 - 05:33 PM

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