Fighting with My Family Reviews

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.
February 21, 2019
Upending expectations may be the biggest victory of all for this movie.
February 20, 2019
It's the mark of many a standout sports movie that you don't necessarily have to be a fan to enjoy the story. The real-life pro wrestling portrait "Fighting With My Family" is a hugely entertaining case in point.
February 20, 2019
Nothing much held me back from enjoying writer-director Stephen Merchant's engaging, charismatically acted underdog fable.
February 20, 2019
It's quite a trick to pull off such an authentic sports movie about a world in which every match really IS fixed.