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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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 22, 2013
Fight Club is an arresting, eventually appalling excursion into social satire by way of punishing violence.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 27, 2015
Technically gorgeous... But it's such a wreck of tone and intellect.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
This was a lightweight film that mistakenly thinks it's in the heavyweight class.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000 incredibly brutal and pretentious film ostensibly about alienation in a modern desensitized world, a black comedy that entertains only on the most superficial level.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
If, as Fincher has said, this movie is supposed to be funny, then the joke's on us.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If you want a movie that makes sense and doesn't make you chuckle at its sophomoric satire, laugh this one right off your list.
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
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
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
Instead of a nasty story with life lessons, what we have is testosterone-driven lunatics who enjoy pain, the sight of blood, and hearing bones crunch. David Cronenberg might have succeeded with the material -- David Fincher doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
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.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
[Fincher's] tooth and nail stylistics inherently obscure any point the film might be trying to make.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 1, 2000
My main problem with Fight Club is that its mood and screenplay suggest an important film with something socially significant to say when in reality it's paper-thin stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mac Verstandig
January 1, 2000
Fight Club is a work of prevailing violence.
Dustin Putman
January 1, 2000
Taking every scene on an individual basis, it is often madly brilliant, but put it all together, and it is a pretentious, incoherent mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
An unhinged mess of a movie, with potentially dangerous ideas handled in a winking, cynical manner.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
If you like movies like "NBK" and "RD" then you must see this movie. If you don't have a strong stomach and don't like violence. Stay home. Trust me on this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
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.
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Andrew O'Hehir
January 1, 2000
Fight Club is a distinctively dense and often hilarious film, but in the end it's nonsense.
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