Review : Foxcatcher


“The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher lead by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul – a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.”

Foxcatcher is really unlike your average movie. At it’s heart it’s purely a character study about some very real, very flawed characters. It should be known also that this movie is a very slow burning, poignant, narrative. The movie itself is really just a means to an end, to be able to showcase the lives of these characters. The acting is where this movie shines, especially in the physical acting by Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. The best of the three however has to be Steve Carell. The transformation he undergoes here is simply remarkable, and even more so when you compare it to his typical types of roles (the same for channing honestly). He truly becomes the Golden Eagle in this movie. There is, ultimately a climax to this movie, but because of the over two hour run time,and slowness of the plot, it seems like much longer till that actually happens. If you’re a fan of acting, then you should see this movie, but if you’re one that needs a lot to happen then you won’t have much fun with this movie. It’s hard to say much about this movie without giving away a lot of the plot, but just know this is a really deep dark plotline, and these characters really do go there.

Review Score : 8 out of 10


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