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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: 227
- Fresh: 199
- Rotten: 28
- 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.
It’s so eerie and off-putting, it’s almost like watching a horror movie. The performances, the writing, the directing - everything about this movie is genius. A very atmospheric, slow movie that’s worth it.
Foxcatcher is a dismal two hour fifteen minute movie that seems much longer. The protagonist, Mark is a dim witted jock with nothing to say while Steve Correll spends the 2 hours self consciously looking down his prosthetic nose as he descends into psychosis. I read all the 5 star reviews and expected to be rewarded for sitting through this slow
This film is absolutely brilliant. Everyone delivers a stunning performance; yet Steve Carrell is the most riveting. This movie shows what athletes do in order to stay or get to the top and shows the sad but historical fate of the Schultz brothers. I highly recommend this film to anyone