Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher

By Bennett Miller

  • Genre: Special Interest
  • Release Date: 2014-11-14
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 14min
  • Director: Bennett Miller
  • Production Company: Likely Story
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
6.5/10
6.5
From 1,013 Ratings

Description

Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral.

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  • Tough One

    3
    By trickdog1
    This is a tough movie to watch, in many ways. First, it is the near to exact to true story portrayal of what occured and I wanted to watch it for that reason alone. It is gritty and dramatic and displays the sheer drive to win and on the other side for a rich man with something missing in his life, to fit in. All of the actors did a great job portraying the characters they were assigned, the good & the bad. However, I wish I had not bought the movie, because, for me, it is one of those harsh dramatic movies I tend to watch once and maybe not again for many years. It is not the feel good type movie of the year, if you catch my drift.
  • Love it!!

    5
    By Iowa Hawkeyes lover
    Awesome movie
  • Meh

    3
    By Musicman12345
    The acting is great in this movie but barely holds a candle to how gripping the netflix documentary is on this same subject.
  • Really well done film

    5
    By Rambo8649
    Very well directed film, great writing, and excellent acting.
  • Odd, but oddly endearing

    5
    By Tommy boy kush
    Carell does great in this movie. Kudos to Tatum as well
  • One of the Best Films of 2014

    5
    By Nuts four
    This is without a doubt a fantastic film. I felt compelled to write a five star review after noticing that it has a three and a half star rating as the film is so much better than what that score says. It has three performances at its center that carry the film to heights that I did not imagine going into it. The less you know about this film the better. While it may not be for everyone it should still be appreciated as a great American Film.
  • Wrestler's Perspective

    5
    By Trip1102
    I remember when I saw the news broadcast about this. The question I asked myself was "Why?" This movie did a pretty good job answering my question. The director brought in real wrestlers as extras, as well as some Olympic wrestlers. Ken Chertow had a bit part in this movie along with other Olympians. Tatum and Ruffalo were exceptional in portraying the brothers. If I'm not mistaken, Foxcatcher produced a few champions for our country. This movie is one of the few movies that actually accurately looks inside the world of amateur wrestling.
  • not for morons

    5
    By jexxabell
    keep away if you like fast action thrillers with goodies and babies and almost zero human truth. i love those kind of thrillers too, but this one is not for hiding, it’s for waking up.
  • Great Movie

    5
    By iowa is great
    This movie portrays the sport of wrestling very well. There are glimpses of Olympians in the movie. It shows the struggles that many men in the sport go through, and tells the story of the brothers very well. However, don’t go into the movie thinking that there is going to be a happy ending. The movie is good, but the ending will anger you mostly because it really happened, and its just really sad. All in all it deserves five stars.
  • Unimportant and slow

    3
    By PushawKa
    I just didn’t see what all the five star reviews were about. It was slow, and I could not have cared less about the welfare of the people portrayed. They were simply boring as human beings and as main characters in the story. Reading about the real story in the newspaper at the time that it happened was more interesting than the movie.

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