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Fight Club Reviews

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
October 15, 2015
Oh, for the time when men were men and were encouraged to beat the tar out of one another. That's the world "Fight Club" pines for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 27, 2015
Technically gorgeous... But it's such a wreck of tone and intellect.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brogan Morris
Movie Mezzanine
March 9, 2014
Fight Club may be iconic and technically proficient, but it's more distant than perhaps any film to attain "modern classic" status.
Anton Bitel
Scene 360
July 2, 2013
perhaps the most post-9/11 film to have been made pre-9/11, capturing perfectly both the stirring discontent of the Nineties and the madness (both geopolitical and especially economic) that would erupt globally in the decade to come.
Peter Bradshaw
April 22, 2013
Fight Club jettisons its sense of humour 60 minutes in, and, so far from satirising the tiresome "crisis of masculinity" stuff sloshing around the airwaves either side of the Atlantic, the film simply endorses it.

Total Film
April 22, 2013
Wildly inventive, exceptionally cast and undeniably controversial, there's an endless list of subtexts and viewpoints which will fuel student pub debates for years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Richard Luck
April 22, 2013
A controversial satire and a contemporary classic.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
April 22, 2013
It is working American Beauty-Susan Faludi territory, that illiberal, impious, inarticulate fringe that threatens the smug American center with an anger that cannot explain itself, can act out its frustrations only in inexplicable violence.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 22, 2013
Blistering, hallucinatory, often brilliant, the film by David Fincher is a combination punch of social satire and sociopathology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 22, 2013
Fight Club is an arresting, eventually appalling excursion into social satire by way of punishing violence.
Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun
April 22, 2013
A movie that wants to keep its audience unsettled from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Denby
New Yorker
April 22, 2013
We're meant to take the male bonding and the blood rituals as a protest against the sterility of corporate life and modern design, but Fincher's sadomasochistic kicks overwhelm any possible social critique.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 21, 2012
There's many levels of brilliance to this film, from the script to the acting to the cinematography to the overall directing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 11, 2012
This is American self-absorption at its finest.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 22, 2011
A shrewd, scintillating work rooted in an investigation of varying degrees of masculinity and extremism.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Lurid, twisted, and violent. Not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
November 29, 2010
where Taxi Driver sees the fallacy in canonizing Travis Bickle, Fight Club does it without irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 26, 2009
The last great male-centric movie of the last millennium just arrived on a spectacular new Blu-ray disc for its 10th anniversary, providing the opportunity to relish every aspect of David Fincher's ultimate dissection of Gen-X masculinity. Fight Club
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine
November 24, 2009
A complex, confused look at life in late-'90s America, David Fincher's blood-black comedy Fight Club remains one of the most divisive pictures of the past 20 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Bill Gibron
November 21, 2009
Fight Club is still today a definitive film, a statement as strong as any rock anthem and twice as packed with power chords.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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