Fighting with My Family Reviews

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March 8, 2019
Though it's set in the world of wrestling, "Fighting With My Family" can be understood by anyone who has ever wanted anything intensely, which is everybody.
March 1, 2019
The film struggles to dramatize Paige's triumph as anything but preordained.
February 22, 2019
A solid cast and Merchant's respectful approach elevates the material to the top rope, but it's rising star Pugh who hits her finisher.
February 22, 2019
Fighting with My Family is as likable as it is generic. Pugh's performance is the best thing about the movie but the story, despite Merchant's comedic flourishes, feels stale at times.
February 21, 2019
Resist it at your peril.
February 21, 2019
There are few shocks along the way... but all the obligatory ups and downs are given decent weight by Pugh, as well as Nick Frost and Lena Headey as her beyond-the-mat parents. And for most of the film's run-time, that's enough.
June 18, 2019
Because British writer/director Stephen Merchant is precisely the sort of chap whose affinity for wrasslin' defies logic, I was hoping his film would finally provide insight into the invisible magic so many see. Nope. The mystery remains.
June 4, 2019
Fighting with My Family beautifully captures the spirit of a family brought together by wrestling, and you'll find something to smile about whether you're a wrestling fan or not. And, if you are a fan, you will enjoy it even more.
May 14, 2019
A crowd-pleasing comedy from writer-director Stephen Merchant that operates by rather basic formula but has enough charms to consistently entertain even when you know exactly what's going to happen next.
May 2, 2019
It's alarming how Stephen Merchant's comedy-drama manages to win us over at every beat, even when we can predetermine the fixes he has planned for his story.
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