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: November 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 86% 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 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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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

With a tip of the hat in the direction of Langston Hughes, let it be noted that Foxcatcher isn't so much a study of a dream deferred but of the American Dream deferred.

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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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Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

Carell's acting has been rightly praised, though it consists mostly of staring at people with an unfathomable, piercing gaze; Miller aims for maximum creepiness, and Carell delivers it.

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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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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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Jeff Baker

It wants to make big statements about America and do it in a quiet voice, and is about class distinctions and the assumed privileges that money brings with it.

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Extremely well-acted and extremely well-directed, "Foxcatcher" is one of the slowest films of the year, but still technically one of the best. Steve… More
Mark Hobin
Foxcatcher is about insecurities, validation and obsession. As such, the dark drama relies heavily on mood. The narrative is quiet, insidious even. As it… More