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Fighting Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 2, 2011
Yes, both Channing Tatum and Zulay Henao... have careers for their looks alone, and they'd have better careers delivering pizza than delivering dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com
August 14, 2010
Call a movie Fighting, you expect action. Only include shots of Channing Tatum shirtless in the trailer, you expect to see half-naked Tatum. Fighting doesn't deliver either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cris Kennedy
Screenwize
July 4, 2010
Channing Tatum (GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra) is crazy beautiful, and perfectly cast as a slow, troubled young man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
December 17, 2009
the protagonist happens to be played by an actor who looks more like a fashion model than tough street fighter
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
September 23, 2009
Fighting consistently feels like a patchwork of better movies without their excitement or rooting interest in character.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
August 26, 2009
There's something interesting in this film and that's the reality it brings to its subject matter. Scenes seem real. And that's a lot to do with the performances. They're all terrific. But there's the reality of New York too, there's grit here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Hernán Alcerreca
FILMINK (Australia)
August 24, 2009
Despite the formulaic script and cringe worthy moments, the performances from the leads and creation of the subculture are well executed by director Montiel.
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
August 23, 2009
The only thing you'll be 'fighting' is your lagging attention span.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 22, 2009
Montiel and his collaborators can pat themselves on the back for elevating empty material just a bit, but this is disposable cinema, designed to hit and run after an opening weekend. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
August 20, 2009
Entertaining and engaging, Fighting has action, romance and a buddy element in a tight, professional package
Clay Cane
BET.com
June 10, 2009
Fighting is a testosterone-driven movie full of blood, beautiful women, big muscles and enough plot to be a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Edward Porter
Times (UK)
May 17, 2009
All of this, however, is plainly just a veneer on a solidly generic punch-up movie, and it thus becomes a drag. A more cartoonish approach would probably have been more fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
May 17, 2009
While everything is highly predictable, the film is well designed and bone-crushingly violent fights are ably staged in Brooklyn.
Mickey McMonagle
Sunday Mail [UK]
May 17, 2009
Quite how that will go down with his testosterone-fuelled, spotty audience, I have no idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 16, 2009
The problem is that, even with some very strong acting, we're never quite convinced to believe either the relationships or situations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
May 15, 2009
The tell-it-as-it-is title hardly indicates anything out of the ordinary, but this bare-knuckle boxing flick is put together with more love than you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
May 15, 2009
Like a poor man's Fight Club, Fighting is hardly a heavyweight. But with an enjoyable performance from Terrence Howard, the film is no disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
May 15, 2009
There are no surprises here - this is a story that has been told before, many times. But Tatum gives us a glimpse of the charisma that could make him a star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
May 15, 2009
You couldn't call Fighting great - at its core it is simply too cruddy - but Montiel has managed to inject it with the smell and feel of the streets that he clearly once knew well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 15, 2009
Montiel's film lands on its feet with a gripping, will-he-or-won't-he third act - it's worth the wait.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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