The Fighter (Blu-ray) (2010) - Oscar Winner!
|Based On a True Strory.
|Academy Award® Nominees Mark Wahlberg*(The Departed), Christian Bale** (The Dark Knight) and Amy Adams***(Doubt) star in this “remarkable†” film. Based on a true story, two brothers, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that has the power to reunite their fractured family and give their hard-luck town what it's been waiting for: pride. Micky Ward (Wahlberg) is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky (Bale), a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down - but the bond of blood may be their only chance for redemption. †Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL|
"...entertaining from beginning to end... Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"...as thoughtful as it is rousing... Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...a warrior's movie that rises to the bell. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Editor's NoteMark Wahlberg stars in Paramount Pictures' inspirational docudrama exploring the remarkable rise of Massachusetts-born, junior welterweight title winner "Irish" Micky Ward. A determined pugilist whose career in the ring was shepherded by his loyal half-brother, Dicky (Christian Bale) -- a hard-living boxer-turned-trainer whose own career in the ring was nearly sent down for the count due to drugs and crime -- perennial underdog Irish Micky rebounded from a disheartening series of defeats to win both the WBU Intercontinental Lightweight title and the WBU Light Welterweight title thanks to a fierce combination of determination and hard work. David O. Russell directs from a script by 8 MILE's Scott Silver and Paul Attanasio (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM).
The Fighter - Blu-Ray DVD Review
By: Rich Knight Cinema Blend DVD Reviews
Published on: 3/17/2011 4:17 PM
|A lot of people make the argument that The Fighter is great for its acting but not so much for its storytelling, but I have to disagree. While, yes, the acting in this film is impeccable -- Academy Awards for both Christian Bale and Melissa Leo are proof of that -- but I still think that this film is one of the best movies of the past 10 years. It's got heart, its got humor, and it never slows down, which is rare for a drama these days. The pacing for this movie is incredible....read the full review|