December 10, 2010 (Limited)
December 17, 2010
Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality
"The Fighter" is a drama about boxer Irish Mickey Ward (Wahlberg) and his unlikely path to become world lightweight champion. Bale plays Dicky Eklund, Mickey's half-brother and a talented fighter who once went the distance with Sugar Ray Leonard in a title fight but then turned to crime and landed in prison. Then he turned his life around and helped his underperforming brother find the spark for a remarkable run that led to the world...
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Boxing. It's a sport that has lost its appeal and popularity. It certainly no longer captivates the public the way it used to. And yet in spite of this, or because of it, Hollywood continues to tell the stories of yesteryear's stars. The latest entry in a long line of boxing movies, The Fighter
features excellent performances and superb fight scenes, but lacks that knockout punch movies like this need. Full movie review »