Fight Club Reviews
March 3, 2015
Powerful film about the problems of modern society, society of consumers.
March 1, 2015
i can't talk about this
February 26, 2015
A very unique film. I found the acting to be top-notch, the casting to be flawless, and the overall direction of the film to just flow smoothly. It has a few crazy twists and turns as well that you won't see coming. I'm not surprised most people like this film, but I am surprised it didn't receive any major awards.
June 7, 2007
Just so awesome. Twisted my mind with it's complex plot and amazing acting!
August 11, 2013
Trippy, mind bobbling, and great acting. You may have to see this one twice to get the real jist of it.
February 25, 2015
With some of David Fincher's most infectiously stylish direction and a very original story told in a very unconventional way, there is no doubt Fight Club is controversial, but it's also a clever, bold, and thought-provoking social satire that' very well-acted by its trio of stars.
May 7, 2012
A relentless assault on the senses that is completely enthralling and just as enjoyable the second time around.
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February 22, 2015
Intense, fun and imaginative. A whole new kind of society criticism and non-justified violence at its best, along with an amazing partnership between Norton and Pitt. One of the best novel adaptations out there, for sure.
July 5, 2013
Can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. I love this movie. It's brilliant. I love its sense of humor and its style. And I love what it has to say about society. Most of it anyway. The movie makes a point to show that there is a line of going too far. But watching this movie makes me feel like it's totally okay that I don't have a pretty, expensive apartment filled with "normal" expensive furniture. I like how it challenges what the media and society tells us is "normal". Among countless other little commentaries. I don't think it's saying we should burn all of our possessions and start a terrorist organization. I think it's just giving you a reality check of your perspective of the world.
September 14, 2008
2015-02-16 ugly movie well acted, still ugly
February 16, 2015
All over the place and pulling no punches and in this movie I'd have it no other way.
February 14, 2015
8/10 Brilliant movie, great story and concept...
February 12, 2015
Great performances and interesting visuals will make Fight Club entertaining but its faux-profound dialogue and ego threaten to overwhelm and its twist isn?t as clever as it thinks.
December 8, 2014
Stylish and occasionally thought provoking, but for the most part overhyped and sophomoric.
February 10, 2015
Welcome to Fight Club
An insomniac businessman lives a single, boring life, and he would do anything to solve his sleep disorder. He goes to self help groups in order to resolve his issues, but quickly a woman starts doing the same thing and ruins his experience. He meets a man during a business trip that changes his life forever; and together, they create something called a Fight Club that becomes more than a club, it becomes a movement.
"Every evening I died and every evening I was born again."
David Fincher, director of Gone Girl, Se7en, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Zodiac, Aliens 3, Panic Room, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, delivers Fight Club. The storyline for this picture is brilliantly crafted, delivered, and well written. The acting is also magnificent and each person in the cast delivers splendid performances. The cast includes Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meatloaf, Helena Bonham Carter, and Jared Leto.
"It's only after we lose everything we're free to do anything."
I recently came across this picture on HBOGO and saw this was coming down in January and had to watch it again. This is a masterpiece and definitely worth adding to your DVD collection. This is so deep and contains messages about society, values, and inner self value. This is a must see and must own gem.
"I haven't been fucked like that since grade school."
February 7, 2015
So, so beyond just a movie about fighting and writing about the evolution of this movie makes me want to watch it now to witness the superior narrative storytelling, the fantastic chemistry between the 3 main stars, the great twist, and the ideas that the writer wanted us to all understand at the end. In all, this is the story about a conformist trying to become an anarchist with a little help.
January 31, 2015
The way this movie evolves in it's 2 hour runtime is really amazing! It starts off as a crime drama, but ends up being a darkly comic thriller with some of the best plot twists ever. The story is really intriguing and the ending was quite exciting and full of surprises! Acting was great. Edward Norton and Brad Pitt really do a good job when it comes to movies. The scenes and the direction were very well made. At some points it feels like you're watching a Tim Burton movie, even! The tone of the film is always switching. At one point it's comedic, and a few minutes later it can go full dark and confusing. The soundtrack is really something! All in all, a great movie which will deffinetely interest many and will not dissapoint all who watch.
May 19, 2008
Uhh, still haven't seen the whole thing yet.
January 30, 2015
"The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club."
When one of my friends gave me a synopsis of this film, they told me that it's about these guys who fight each other underground and there's a big twist. What they left out was the fact that, after watching this film, you can never look at the world the same way again. Everything seems different. People seem more transparent, nightmares don't seem as scary, the very fabric of the universe seems a little bit less overwhelming.
Ok, I may be exaggerating on that last one, but seriously. This film will blow your mind then come back and make brain soup inside your skull, it's that life changing. From the opening credits, with a rough, dirty song from The Dust Brothers and a CG tracking shot starting from a brain neuron and ending on the gun jammed inside Edward Norton's mouth, the atmosphere is one of slight bewilderment. Everything is just a little different from the norm. Our main character is in a dressing gown and boxers and the unseen antagonist is talking cryptically with the narrator tells us about the difficulty with talking while a gun is stuck between your lips.
And that's just the start.
From there, the film goes backwards, back to Bob's 'bitch tits.' The fact that the viewer is always aware of where the film is going to means that everything is viewed differently. Friendships are questioned and motives are analysed from the get-go. This keeps the audience on edge the entire time, even though they know the ending. But no matter how much analysing you do, you're gonna get smacked in the face by the twist. Unless you've been told about it already by some fool who didn't pay attention to the first rule.
The violence in this is fantastically apalling. Whether it's punching someone in the ear or slamming someone's face into the ground, every single punch is felt, thanks to Fincher's incredible direction, utilising cringeworthy slo-mos and even more cringeworthy close-ups, with every detail highlighted by the perfect lighting. This, coupled with Norton's almost bored narration, makes for a very involved, very disturbing experience. The foley artist, too, deserves a mention. The sounds during the fights, like two steaks smacking together, heightens the experience to even greater levels.
Performance-wise, everyone is pitch perfect in this, whether it's Norton's bleak fascination or Brad Pitt's all-kowing persona, or even Helena Bonham Carter's disengaged psycho-babble, they are spot on, on all counts. The stand out is, of course, Pitt's Tyler Durden, a revolutionary deviant whose personality is almost as stunning as his philosophies and a character who has been talked about since his initiation. He really is a revelation. His joking moments give way almost instantaneously to furious anger or deadly seriousness, a very dangerous individual. He is played stunningly by Brad Pitt who has a complete grasp of the character he is playing. Nothing that Tyler does surprises him, he knows exactly what to do in each scene. It is a towering performance.
However, the performances, brilliant one-and-all, play second fiddle to the movie itself, more specifically the ideas and philosophies imbedded in it. The theory that consumerism is killing every one of us, that we are losing touch with reality is, in itself, confronting. But Fight Club goes beyond the initial diagnosis, it presents a cure; destruction. It presents destruction as the key to being alive, not perfect, but in touch with one's self, more alive than one could ever be through the needless consumption of goods or the endless improvement of one's apartment. The fighting is a way to return to a state long forgotten; the primal man, where only survival is important and sofa units are the refuge of the weak.
Sounds daunting? It is.
After Fight Club, it is physically impossible to go back to the way you were. You will be changed, if only a little. Unless you are too dull to see the actual message of the film of course.
Tough call between the chemical burn and Tyler Durden negotiating the keeping of their fight basement with Lou.
November 12, 2013
"Fight Club" starts off as engagingly hilarious and ends as engagingly suspenseful (with some room for laughs still). Something gets lost somewhere in the middle, but overall this is an enjoyable ride: funny, technically state-of-the-art, punchy (in both literal and metaphorical ways) and with a very good cast (Pitt, Norton and Bonham Carter). As far as the "message" is concerned, you have to bear in mind this is all very tongue-in-cheek, but still meaningful - mostly in a metaphorical way.