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: October 15, 1999
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2000
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79%
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96%

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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

Oh, for the time when men were men and were encouraged to beat the tar out of one another. That's the world "Fight Club" pines for.

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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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Gilbert Adair
Independent on Sunday

Just when it's supposedly getting to grips with its theme, the movie goes utterly haywire and becomes yet another brainless, humourless bone-cruncher.

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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.

Anton Bitel
Projected Figures

...capturing perfectly the stirring discontent of the 90s & the madness (geopolitical/economic) that would erupt globally in the decade to come. For in his love of anarchic (self-)destruction, Tyler shows the new Millennium through a glass darkly.

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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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Technically gorgeous... But it's such a wreck of tone and intellect.

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Flixster Audience Score: 96% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Fight Club represents the desperate cry of the consumerist modern man for something to end his anxiety and conformism - which takes shape as a brutal anarchy of… 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
Daniel J DeMersseman
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
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