1978, Drama, 2h 25m11 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings
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Critic Reviews for F.I.S.T.
F.I.S.T. is another in a long line of well-made films that excel in their particulars, even if they fall a little short as complete, complex pieces of cinema.February 9, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
F.I.S.T. stands for nearly 2 1/2 hours of almost unmitigated boredom-a misfired would-be proletarian epic with Sylvester Stallone misplaying the Jimmy Hoffa part with a self-confidence that borders on the sublime.
F.I.S.T. is to the labor movement in the United States what All the King's Men was to an era in American politics.
Stallone's performance is a superb blend of stubborn-jawed gravity and ironic hamming.
F.I.S.T. is a big movie that benefits more from the accumulation of small, ordinary detail than from any particular wit or inspiration of vision. It's also played with great conviction by its huge cast.May 9, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
The analysis lacks rigor and it's more interested in exploiting the previous hits of Sylvester Stallone than to delve deeper into any kind of social problem. [Full Review in Spanish]July 31, 2019 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for F.I.S.T.
Jul 25, 2015It's well made but lacking any narrative so it just lurches along.Marcus W Super Reviewer
Feb 19, 2015When you read about the plot in this film and the run time it doesn't seem very appealing but I have to say I enjoyed it, The story isn't nothing new, A man starts a company needs help from the wrong people and traps himself in a corner but Stallones performance was brilliant maybe because he was fresh from his Oscar win from Rocky but he played a great part in keeping this movie from becoming stale, Won't be everyones cup of tea but I didn't think it would be mine and usually it's not but I got proved wrong yet again.Jamie C Super Reviewer
Oct 03, 2008Definetely a great Sylvester Stallone film. I don't know he just has that certain coolness factor about him. Rent this movie!!!Cassie H Super Reviewer
Jun 12, 2008dramatic storytelling of how the teamsters was born..Stallone achieves a surprisingly meaningful performance, and is backed up by the excellent Steiger, Lo Bianco and Boyle...this movie has an epic feel and provides an interesting insiders look how the union came to be....a bit violent but that is part of the true story of the push/pull dynamic of workers rights vs the corporation...I enjoyed it quite a bitalan j Super Reviewer