The Fighter Reviews
Mr. Bale and Mr. Wahlberg also give stunning performances. It is certain that Mr. Bale deserved the oscar for best supporting actor (if anything for loosing all of the weight he did for the role!). I would add however, that sometimes Mr. Bale's character overshadowed the main character of Mr. Wahlberg.
As a final note, technically speaking, I felt that the cinematography was good and for the most part appropriate, but sometimes distracting and a bit to creative for a boxing movie. That may be more of a personal preference, but there you have it.
So definitely check this movie out, especially if you are into an excellent drama, romance, boxing flick!