By Adam Markovitz
April 24, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
Phillip V. Caruso

Fighting

C-
Movie DetailsAbout Fighting
type
  • Movie
Genre
  • Action Adventure,
  • Drama

Murderously dull stretches of dialogue suck most of the fun out of this sloppy drama about a country boy (Channing Tatum) trying to make a buck in the big city by moonlighting as an underground prizefighter. To be fair, they didn’t call the movie Talking. The bare-knuckle smackdowns at the heart of Fighting are crowd-pleasers: spasms of clumsy grappling and butcher-shop sound effects that all but knock the wind out of you. And Tatum, a putty-face hunk with a neck like a ham hock, shows an offhand ease on camera that would’ve come in handy if he were playing an actual character instead of a life-size Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot. C?

Fighting

type
  • Movie
Genre
  • Action Adventure,
  • Drama
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 105 minutes
director
  • Dito Montiel
Cast
Complete Coverage
  • Fighting
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