Sunday, January 09, 2011

The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter- solid boxing pic about a boxer who is dealing with family issues and struggling to succeed as a pugilist.Mark Whalberg does a decent job as Micky Ward struggling between his controlling mom and assertive new girlfriend.Christian Bale is the older brother who is dealing with crack addiction and at one point boxed Sugar Ray Leonard.Bale does a good job as the strung older brother.This is not something I would rush out to see- but it was worth the matinee price I paid.Based on a true story- the movie still has some cliche moments- but holds together well- not my favorite by this David O. Russell (Three Kings)-but worth a Netflix slot or a Redbox rental when it comes out on DVD. B-

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