Fight Club
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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 from it, attempting instead to drown his sorrows by putting together the "perfect" apartment. He can't sleep and feels alienated from the world at large; he's become so desperate to relate to others that he's taken to visiting support groups for patients with terminal diseases so that he'll have people to talk to. One day on a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"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."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Fight Club may be iconic and technically proficient, but it's more distant than perhaps any film to attain "modern classic" status."
‑ Brogan Morris, Movie Mezzanine
"Wildly inventive, exceptionally cast and undeniably controversial, there's an endless list of subtexts and viewpoints which will fuel student pub debates for years."
‑ , Total Film
"There's many levels of brilliance to this film, from the script to the acting to the cinematography to the overall directing."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Blistering, hallucinatory, often brilliant, the film by David Fincher is a combination punch of social satire and sociopathology."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This is American self-absorption at its finest."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Anton Bitel, Scene 360
"A controversial satire and a contemporary classic."
‑ Richard Luck, Film4
"A shrewd, scintillating work rooted in an investigation of varying degrees of masculinity and extremism."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Fight Club is an arresting, eventually appalling excursion into social satire by way of punishing violence."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"[A] bold, inventive, sustained adrenaline rush of a movie..."
‑ David Rooney, Variety
"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."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"A movie that wants to keep its audience unsettled from beginning to end."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Baltimore Sun
"Lurid, twisted, and violent. Not for kids."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
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