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Fightville Reviews

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Eugene Novikov

An exhilarating sports documentary and a levelheaded, piercingly intelligent treatment of a touchy subject.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: A-

April 24, 2012
Brent Simon

A shrewdly observed MMA doc [that's] the equivalent of an unexpectedly delightful conversation with a potluck-seated dinner companion with whom you thought you might have nothing in common.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

April 21, 2012
Sarah Boslaugh

...not an investigative documentary but a celebration of a subculture which is aided by an excellent technical package...

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 6/10

April 20, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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'Fightville," you had me at "gladiator school."

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

April 20, 2012
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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"Fightville" feels authentic about this world, where success may be measured in wins, but the balance of unrelenting brutality and self-discipline needed for those wins is a trickier equation.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 19, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club

The filmmakers take a mostly effective Hoop Dreams approach in showing how young hopefuls test the limits of their abilities and their economic situation.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

April 19, 2012
Michael Nordine
Slant Magazine

Fightville's most worthwhile material tends to lie in the space between what its subjects say and what we know to be true.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

April 16, 2012
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

It's not for the squeamish -- the cage matches get pretty messy -- but just about everyone else should find something to appreciate.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 4/5

April 6, 2012
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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The process is bloody, raw and often emotional, and the fights themselves shocking in their brutality, as the cameras follow the young Turks who do battle for a few hundred dollars.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2012
Cynthia Fuchs

Fightville looks at cage fighting as a means to identity and an unending sales pitch, and also at the products sold, that is, vulnerable young men. Certainly, they don't see themselves as such.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

December 7, 2011
Cole Smithey

The bumpy road to success as a mixed martial arts fighter is ambiguously investigated in this amateurish documentary by the directing/editing team of Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

April 21, 2012
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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An up-close but superficial portrait of aspiring MMA stars as they fight their way through the Cajun Country regional circuit.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

April 19, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Ms. Epperlein and Mr. Tucker have talent and resolve - they spent months shooting "Fightville," a commitment that's scarcely evident - which makes the movie's superficiality all the more frustrating.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 19, 2012
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Aside from illustrating the rigors of training, Fightville doesn't offer much else, other than a look at the small-time quality of this circuit.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

April 19, 2012
David Fear
Time Out New York
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It doesn't seem to display much of a point of view at all.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

April 17, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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In characterizing both fighters and their sport, directors Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker rarely break down defenses to surpass superficiality.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 17, 2012
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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If only there was more of Dustin and his colleagues' back story in Fightville, the fight film might have been a real knockout.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 6, 2012
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