• 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

Fight Club Reviews

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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
Guardian
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
Film4
April 22, 2013

A controversial satire and a contemporary classic.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
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.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic
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
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic
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
David Denby
New Yorker
Top Critic
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
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
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
Radheyan Simonpillai
AskMen.com
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
PopMatters
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
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
November 14, 2009

One of the seminal films of the 1990s...just as darkly funny, epic, and psychically wrenching as ever. [Blu-ray]

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 12, 2009

"Fight Club" is a cinematic Hail-Mary pass from David Fincher that the audience desperately wants to catch.

Full Review | Original Score: A
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