Fighting with My Family Reviews

December 11, 2019
Yet realism, emotional or otherwise, is beside the point: this is a film that prints the legend, perhaps on the assumption that nothing is too cornball for true wrestling fans.
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.
April 30, 2019
It's a well catered film for the bleak February market, where anything mildly substantial this time of year will appear better than the low budget horror films and lazy sequels
March 27, 2019
... a crowd-pleasing comedy that feels as strenuously fraudulent as its topic.
March 20, 2019
It's a ramshackle movie at best, stuffed with cliches, cartoonish yet visually inert, a plea for non-conformity that never veers far from the commercial playbook.
March 1, 2019
The film struggles to dramatize Paige's triumph as anything but preordained.
February 27, 2019
Despite a great real-life background story, and despite comedy master Stephen Merchant being at the helm as writer-director, this movie never really comes off.
February 24, 2019
.... intended for generic uplift that sacrifices specifics for something safe and anodyne.
February 23, 2019
All such movies struggle to find an element that adds flavor to the formula and Fighting With My Family follows suit.
February 22, 2019
A smackdown of cliches.
February 22, 2019
Creating a film this pre-staged, as it were, serving dutiful dual purposes of telling Paige's story and acting as a PR bonanza for the WWE, seems a little out of [Stephen Merchant] wheelhouse, and is more than a little disappointing.
February 21, 2019
Fighting With My Family ultimately reveals itself as a shallow take on a genuinely fascinating story.
February 21, 2019
A comedy drama bearing the pungent whiff of a brand-awareness exercise for World Wrestling Entertainment.
February 11, 2019
The film, in the end, falls prey to the sports biopic's worst tendency: its harried attempt to condense its subject to a few easy-to-parse moments of struggle and triumph.
January 29, 2019
Fighting With My Family feels like it was chewed up and spit out in a uniform box from the inspirational sports movie factory. Every emotional trope is trotted out on full display in this watered-down biopic.
January 29, 2019
Unfortunately, Paige and her family's success story gets watered down by the Hollywood machine.
January 29, 2019
A couple of scenes with The Rock don't energize a run-of-the-mill sports story.