Fist Fight Reviews

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March 9, 2017
Screenwriters Van Robichaux, Evan Susser, and Max Greenfield raise the satirical ante with a nicely jaundiced view of the school, which is underfunded, riven by office politics, and teetering on the brink of anarchy.
March 2, 2017
It's notable only for the deeply shabby way it treats Mad Men's Christina Hendricks and for its extremely odd penchant for child-abuse jokes.
March 2, 2017
This fitful timewaster doubles rowdily down on all its flimsy-to-questionable ideas.
February 24, 2017
By one way of looking at it, Fist Fight might be seen as a timely nightmare -- not about bullying but being downsized. For that reason alone, it's not a complete waste of time. Also it features a rampaging horse on meth.
February 23, 2017
It doesn't help that neither leading man is much of a comic force in his own right.
February 19, 2017
More galling and tedious than funny, this quasi-re-imagining of the 1987 high school film, Three O'Clock High, proves that it's entirely possible for a remake of a bad movie to be worse than its inspiration.
February 17, 2017
Day's the runt, Cube is the bully, and for a punishing 91 minutes of rank idiocy we wait in vain for something funny to happen.
February 17, 2017
Fist Fight isn't there to make you think, but to make you laugh, and it mostly does.
February 17, 2017
A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the early 21st century.
February 17, 2017
Represents a missed opportunity, given the talents of this charismatic and game cast.
February 17, 2017
The first rule of Fist Fight should be that we don't talk about Fist Fight.
February 17, 2017
"Fist Fight" is so terminally unpleasant that it feels like the audience is the one catching a beating. In this fight, there are only losers.
February 16, 2017
Vulgar, brutal, surreal and extremely funny.
February 16, 2017
So ugly, so mean-spirited, so bereft of laughs, I found myself rooting for a technical malfunction if only to catch a momentary breather.
February 16, 2017
Sometimes silly comedies actually have something to say. Fist Fight is not one of them.
February 16, 2017
It takes place in a world that is intended to be funny but is repellent in every way.
February 16, 2017
It did give me something I needed. Not catharsis or uplift but a bracing dose of profane, sloppy, reasonably well-directed hostility. We take what we can get.
February 16, 2017
[Day] succeeds, however, at carrying the film, partly through sympathetic wretchedness and partly through sheer energy.
February 16, 2017
If your humour tastes are slightly more refined than a 16-year-old's, you're going to feel like you went 12 rounds with a couple of infantile jokesters.
February 16, 2017
For much of its fast-paced running time, the film ... is just amusing enough to make up for its sheer preposterousness; it operates in such a seemingly far-fetched world that logic is out the window at pretty much hello.
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