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Fight Club Reviews

October 15, 2015
Oh, for the time when men were men and were encouraged to beat the tar out of one another. That's the world "Fight Club" pines for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 22, 2013
It is working American Beauty-Susan Faludi territory, that illiberal, impious, inarticulate fringe that threatens the smug American center with an anger that cannot explain itself, can act out its frustrations only in inexplicable violence.
April 22, 2013
Blistering, hallucinatory, often brilliant, the film by David Fincher is a combination punch of social satire and sociopathology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2013
Fight Club is an arresting, eventually appalling excursion into social satire by way of punishing violence.
April 22, 2013
We're meant to take the male bonding and the blood rituals as a protest against the sterility of corporate life and modern design, but Fincher's sadomasochistic kicks overwhelm any possible social critique.
May 11, 2012
This is American self-absorption at its finest.
October 18, 2008
[A] bold, inventive, sustained adrenaline rush of a movie...
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
You can call [it] irresponsible. Or you can call it the only essential Hollywood film of 1999.
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
June 18, 2002
Delivers a sucker punch to the audience and then pulls the rug out from under it. It is sensational.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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March 19, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
January 1, 2000
Fight Club is an empty shout of 'To hell with it all!'
January 1, 2000
A bloody, hilarious ride into the twisted recesses of the modern male psyche.
January 1, 2000
Extremely funny, surprisingly well-acted, and boldly designed -- at least until its steel-and-chrome soufflé falls apart.
January 1, 2000
Relentlessly funny.
January 1, 2000
An original piece of filmmaking!
January 1, 2000
Fight Club rolls out its indictments and its Zen koans, but what it really resembles, perhaps unknowingly, is the squall of a whiny and essentially white-male generation that feels ruined by the privileges of women and a booming economy.
January 1, 2000
If the first rule of Fight Club is 'Nobody talks about Fight Club,' a fitting subsection might be 'Why would anyone want to?'
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
Terribly underwhelming.
January 1, 2000
Bloody mess of a guy film loses its battle to have any real meaning.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Certainly no movie in years has had this much subversive fun.
January 1, 2000
It always surprises, never bores.
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
January 1, 2000
Along with the superior technical work, the movie shows off its three leads at their best.
January 1, 2000
Pitt's best work since A River Runs Through It.
January 1, 2000
Brutal, bracing, funny.
January 1, 2000
Fight Club is a distinctively dense and often hilarious film, but in the end it's nonsense.
January 1, 2000
A fabulously berserk runaway train of a movie, David Fincher's Fight Club is post-MTV filmmaking at its most assured and courageous.
January 1, 2000
Affliction is a better film, because it brings us into the hearts and minds of its characters rather than just bludgeoning us with its visions.
January 1, 2000
It's about being young, male and powerless against the pacifying drug of consumerism. It's about solitude, despair and bottled-up rage... It's about daring to imagine the disenfranchised reducing the world to rubble and starting over.
January 1, 2000
The Fight Club is a memorable and superior motion picture - a rare movie that does not abandon insight in its quest to jolt the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A wickedly funny assault on the soul-destroying nature of 20th-century consumerism
January 1, 2000
The director of Seven and The Game for the first time finds subject matter audacious enough to suit his lightning-fast visual sophistication, and puts that style to stunningly effective use.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5