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Foxcatcher Reviews

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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 26, 2016
Foxcatcher is a different beast, just sitting there with nothing to say.
Jason Bailey
June 18, 2016
In the back hour, the music quietly turns the screws, and Miller stops letting the air in, and I realized that a knot had formed in my chest.
Peter Labuza
The Film Stage
June 6, 2016
There is an unspoken emptiness that hangs boldly over Foxcatcher, which is sure to be one of the subtly darkest films made by a major Hollywood studio this year.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kong Rithdee
Bangkok Post
May 11, 2016
In the end, nevertheless, it's the three male leads that bring the human story to the foreground; to me, Channing Tatum's proto-Homo-Sapiens wrestler/caveman is startling to watch.
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
April 26, 2016
There are times in this brilliantly acted and understated psychological drama when it seems very little happens at all, but when the lights go up you're left reeling by the culmination of events that have quietly unfolded.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
J. Olson
April 10, 2016
The kind of timeless, rib-sticking drama that moviegoers often lament the loss of, only to ignore when they actually come around. Don't make that mistake here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Emine Yildirim
Today's Zaman (Turkey)
February 29, 2016
Don't be fooled: Foxcatcher is not a film about the sport of wrestling. Well, it is, but it is so much more than that.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 29, 2016
Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo all give their best film performances so far.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
December 22, 2015
Steve Carell casts a brilliantly ominous shadow in this taut thriller based on a true story.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press
December 11, 2015
[Miller] is equally adept at portraying the peculiarities of wrestling here, and how those physical moves -- beautifully choreographed and executed -- sync with deeper psychological currents.
Edward Lawrenson
The Big Issue
December 11, 2015
The results play like a parable about greed and its distorting impact; but, directed with sombre assurance by Bennett Miller, they grip like a thriller.
Kristian M. Lin
Fort Worth Weekly
August 11, 2015
It''s remarkable to see this movie turn a lurid murder into a takedown of the myths we Americans like to tell ourselves.
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
May 29, 2015
The movie remains fascinating because of the fine performances of the three key characters and the mystery of what is happening in du Pont's head.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
May 23, 2015
Foxcatcher pins the viewer to the mat with its emotionally bruising tale of class, ambition and the pursuit of sporting excellence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Keyes
April 27, 2015
Here is a movie that regards people with sympathetic gazes rather than details, fully aware how all things will pan out but fascinated enough by the inner-workings of flawed psyches to keep our eyes watching on in sobering deliberation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Simon Weaving
March 24, 2015
Plays like a slow-motion wrestling bout, the characters edging and circling each other, occasionally finding an emotional grip before sliding apart to re-assess the stakes and manoeuvre positions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
March 23, 2015
Dark, often unsettling material and the tone is ominous, almost suffocatingly so, from start to finish--but the performances are stellar.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
March 7, 2015
Steve Carell gives a surprising performance in "Foxcatcher." The comic actor shows his dramatic chops in an awesome way.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Eric Melin
February 28, 2015
Miller has a keen eye for examining the intersection of class, money and ambition. The screenplay compresses the timeline, moves key scenes around, and favors character over action, but it absolutely stays focused on these difficult larger themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 19, 2015
A pensive and unsettling film that defies genre description and keeps you wondering just what the heck sort of film you're watching.
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