• 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


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Fight Club Reviews

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David Rooney
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[A] bold, inventive, sustained adrenaline rush of a movie...

Full Review Source: Variety

October 18, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

May also be yet another example of a book that was just fine as a book -- that didn't need to be made into a film.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2008
Joe Lozito
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.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

An exciting, dangerous, and intense story.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 26, 2006

Time Out
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You can call [it] irresponsible. Or you can call it the only essential Hollywood film of 1999.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Jason Zingale

It might not be as controversial as it was back in 1999, but it's definitely just as relevant.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 5, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Durden is so intense, focused and honestly violent that the messianic hold he has on his followers is palpable. It's one of the best things that Pitt has done and his performance helps to recommend the film.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews

April 9, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

One of the greatest films ever made

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

March 20, 2005
Stuart Klawans
The Nation

Pitt bronco-rides through the movie, using many of the nutsy-dangerous mannerisms he previously unloosed in 12 Monkeys. It's the performance you'd expect Pitt to give, and still you can't take your eyes off it.

March 3, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...more clever and kinetic than it is profound, more a visceral movie than a think piece.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: B+

January 8, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

In the future, all manner of society's ills in the future will be blamed on this movie. [But] this is a film that exposes evil, not one that glorifies it.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: 77/100

December 6, 2004
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

It's a movie with all the warmth of a refrigerated meat locker at midnight. And who wants to hang around there?

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 23, 2004
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Lobs punishing combinations at the flabby midsection of life in the 1990s. But as the film wears on, it's apparent that Fincher can't deliver the knockout blow.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

February 13, 2004
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly

This is a strange, agonized film--a darkly comic end-of-the-millennium fable with unforgettable performances and visuals. The writing is tight, smart and edgy; there's no question it hits a chord with our consumer-crazed lifestyle.

| Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2003
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Undermines any seriousness it might have harbored with an avalanche of smirky cynicism designed to flatter the hipper-than-thou fantasies of adolescent moviegoers.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

April 2, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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If it had all continued in the vein explored in the first act, it might have become a great film. But the second act is pandering and the third is trickery.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

April 1, 2003
Tom Meek
Film Threat

What puts the fight in Fight Club is Fincher's visual wizardry.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 8, 2002
Chris Gore
Film Threat

Fight Club is not just a movie, but a wake up call to a disenfranchised generation sick of being told by advertising what to drive, wear, buy, smoke, drink and eat in order to be cool.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2002
Ron Wells
Film Threat

[Jack's] search may not necessarily be over at the end, but a new one by the audience may have commenced. Any film that makes you question yourself must be doing something right.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 5/5

December 8, 2002
James Rocchi

Rock-'em, sock-'em, sharp satire is among the best films of the '90s.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2002
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