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Fight Club Reviews

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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
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
October 18, 2008
[A] bold, inventive, sustained adrenaline rush of a movie...
February 3, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 26, 2006
An exciting, dangerous, and intense story.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
You can call [it] irresponsible. Or you can call it the only essential Hollywood film of 1999.
July 5, 2005
It might not be as controversial as it was back in 1999, but it's definitely just as relevant.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 9, 2005
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.
March 20, 2005
One of the greatest films ever made
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 3, 2005
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.
January 8, 2005
...more clever and kinetic than it is profound, more a visceral movie than a think piece.
Read More | Original Score: B+
December 6, 2004
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 | Original Score: 77/100
June 23, 2004
It's a movie with all the warmth of a refrigerated meat locker at midnight. And who wants to hang around there?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2004
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.
May 20, 2003
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
April 2, 2003
Undermines any seriousness it might have harbored with an avalanche of smirky cynicism designed to flatter the hipper-than-thou fantasies of adolescent moviegoers.
April 1, 2003
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 | Original Score: 2/4
December 8, 2002
What puts the fight in Fight Club is Fincher's visual wizardry.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 8, 2002
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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