Fight Club Reviews

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April 7, 2020
Perhaps it is postmodern filmmaking, whatever that means. In any case, Fight Club remains the ugliest, most inhuman film since Natural Born Killers.
October 15, 2019
The movie demands a certain attention and is not easily dismissed, but there is something deeply unsettling about a work that uncritically espouses brutality as a function of alienation and nonconformity.
March 6, 2018
An outrageous mixture of brilliant technique, puerile philosophizing, trenchant satire and sensory overload, Fight Club is the most incendiary movie to come out of Hollywood in a long time. It's a mess, but one worth fighting about.
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.
April 22, 2013
Fight Club jettisons its sense of humour 60 minutes in, and, so far from satirising the tiresome "crisis of masculinity" stuff sloshing around the airwaves either side of the Atlantic, the film simply endorses it.
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.
April 22, 2013
Fight Club is an arresting, eventually appalling excursion into social satire by way of punishing violence.
April 22, 2013
A movie that wants to keep its audience unsettled from beginning to end.
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.
April 22, 2011
A shrewd, scintillating work rooted in an investigation of varying degrees of masculinity and extremism.
November 26, 2009
The last great male-centric movie of the last millennium just arrived on a spectacular new Blu-ray disc for its 10th anniversary, providing the opportunity to relish every aspect of David Fincher's ultimate dissection of Gen-X masculinity. Fight Club
November 24, 2009
A complex, confused look at life in late-'90s America, David Fincher's blood-black comedy Fight Club remains one of the most divisive pictures of the past 20 years.
October 18, 2008
[A] bold, inventive, sustained adrenaline rush of a movie...
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.
June 18, 2002
Delivers a sucker punch to the audience and then pulls the rug out from under it. It is sensational.
March 19, 2002
April 17, 2001
Its effectiveness lies in the timing of shock moments that invariably threaten to make you laugh, despite the political incorrectness of it all.
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