Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher (2014)

FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 3, 2015
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
88%
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User Score
68%



Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A chilling true crime drama, Foxcatcher offers Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum a chance to shine -- and all three of them rise to the challenge.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

There's just no life in the film: aiming for a tone of studied foreboding, Bennett Miller instead sucks all the energy from his story.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Foxcatcher is too cold of a movie to love, but that chilliness is intentional and transfixing, a parable about the darkest corners of the minds of damaged men that dares to whisper instead of shout.

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Here is a movie that regards people with sympathetic gazes rather than details, fully aware how all things will pan out but fascinated enough by the inner-workings of flawed psyches to keep our eyes watching on in sobering deliberation.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Director Bennett Miller ("Capote," "Moneyball") has a fascinating story here and he knows it.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If you're willing to be thrown for a loop, you're in good hands with this medal-worthy cast and crew.

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Simon Weaving
Screenwize

Plays like a slow-motion wrestling bout, the characters edging and circling each other, occasionally finding an emotional grip before sliding apart to re-assess the stakes and manoeuvre positions.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Watch this film for the performances: Tatum and Ruffalo finding new ground in familiar personas; Carell immersing himself into the mindset of a troubled man ...

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Carell is immersed in the role, completely convincing. Tatum also is outstanding.

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Dark, often unsettling material and the tone is ominous, almost suffocatingly so, from start to finish--but the performances are stellar.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
If a film can have a specific aura, or tone, this film's is "creepy". It is settled into its framework, like it a chill can settle into your… More
Christian C
Carell is excellent in "Foxcatcher", creating tension and putting us in an uneasy place by his out-of-place timing, reactions and cadences. He's… More
Kase Vollebregt
Miller shoots with a cold distance that reflects his characters, but it makes it hard to feel any strong connection to the film at all. Carrell and Tatum's… More
Gregory Dark
Was a very slow paced film. Well acted, especially by Carell and Ruffalo.
familiar stranger
The pacing was a bit of a problem here for me. Besides, I was confused by Tatum's performance. His acting gave an impression as if the character he plays… More
Jim Hunter
A billionaire who fancies himself a wrestling coach recruits two brothers to train for the Olympic team. A slow burn of a film, Foxcatcher features strong… More