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About the Movie
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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 223
- Fresh: 197
- Rotten: 26
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [Miller] is equally adept at portraying the peculiarities of wrestling here, and how those physical moves -- beautifully choreographed and executed -- sync with deeper psychological currents.
Fresh: Director Bennett Miller ("Capote," "Moneyball") has a fascinating story here and he knows it.
Fresh: Carell is immersed in the role, completely convincing. Tatum also is outstanding.
Fresh: The triumph of Foxcatcher is not in the subject but in its art. The clear-eyed compassion and moral intelligence of Miller's film brings sense to the senseless, and finds the human pulse behind the tabloid shock.
Not for us.
Very slow, with not much of a story line or character development. Creepy and good acting by Steve Carell. Fell asleep half way through. Terrible ending.
Not a good script
The best thing about Foxcatcher is Channing Tatum. The script left me wondering why. After two hours it jumps from the Olympics to the killing and huh? None of the actors looked liked wrestlers. I hate when movies are "acclaimed" and I don't get it.
Keep an open mind
Just a warning to whoever wants to see this, this movie is painfully slow. I'm not sure if it was purposely done that way to give the movie a more real feel for the audience, I only wish some scenes in the movie should have been cut...short sweet and to the point.The acting for each character in the movie was brilliantly excecuted with the respect for the actual people each individual had to portray. Although subtle, I believe any one of these three actors should be nominated for their performance ( carell for the win of course) and this movie may have to be watched a couple times to be appreciated and even look things that may have been overlooked. All I can say is this is a true story in Pennsylvania , even excecutive produced by mark Shultz himself... A good movie though