Fight Club
Fight Club (1999)

In this darkly comic drama, Edward Norton stars as a depressed young man (named in the credits only as "Narrator") who has become a small cog in the world of big business. He doesn't like his work and gets no sense of reward… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 6, 2000
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80%
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96%



Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Solid acting, amazing direction, and elaborate production design make Fight Club a wild ride.

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

It is working American Beauty-Susan Faludi territory, that illiberal, impious, inarticulate fringe that threatens the smug American center with an anger that cannot explain itself, can act out its frustrations only in inexplicable violence.

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David Denby
New Yorker

We're meant to take the male bonding and the blood rituals as a protest against the sterility of corporate life and modern design, but Fincher's sadomasochistic kicks overwhelm any possible social critique.

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Brogan Morris
Movie Mezzanine

Fight Club may be iconic and technically proficient, but it's more distant than perhaps any film to attain "modern classic" status.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Blistering, hallucinatory, often brilliant, the film by David Fincher is a combination punch of social satire and sociopathology.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This is American self-absorption at its finest.

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Anton Bitel
Scene 360

perhaps the most post-9/11 film to have been made pre-9/11, capturing perfectly both the stirring discontent of the Nineties and the madness (both geopolitical and especially economic) that would erupt globally in the decade to come.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Fight Club is an arresting, eventually appalling excursion into social satire by way of punishing violence.

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David Rooney
Variety

[A] bold, inventive, sustained adrenaline rush of a movie...

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Fight Club jettisons its sense of humour 60 minutes in, and, so far from satirising the tiresome "crisis of masculinity" stuff sloshing around the airwaves either side of the Atlantic, the film simply endorses it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 96% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
David Fincher's adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's acclaimed novel is dark, unorthordox and sickly in many ways. Fight Club presents a superb case of… More
Mark Hobin
Fight Club is one of those in-your-face, take-no-prisoners manifestos that has something say and does it with style and panache. The cinematography is visually… More
xGary Xx
A yuppie comes under the influence of an enigmatic stranger who encourages him to shed the trappings of modern consumerist life and begin an underground bare… More
Chris Miele
An absolutely brilliant thrill ride of a movie. Its one of those mind benders where the more you think about it, the greater it gets. Its funny, brutal,… More
Chris Weber
Damn some people really missed the whole point of this movie. Most people either can't or won't recognize the brilliant satire behind this film (yes… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
Topping my personal list of favorite movie endings of all time, Fight Club (1999, USA) is an adaptation from a Chuck Palahniuk novel of the same name that… More

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