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
DVD Release Date: March 3, 2015
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Critic Score: 87% 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.

Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

[Miller] is equally adept at portraying the peculiarities of wrestling here, and how those physical moves -- beautifully choreographed and executed -- sync with deeper psychological currents.

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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 ...

M. Faust
The Public (Buffalo)

Honestly, by the time Foxcatcher gets to where it's going, we realize that we've gained little more insight into these events than we had going in.

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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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Lisa Jensen
Good Times Santa Cruz

The actors save the day. [Mark] Ruffalo contributes the film's only warmth, and [Steve] Carell's portrait of repressed arrogance is chilling. But most impressive is [Channing] Tatum.

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

While the acting is mostly impressive, the ending of the film leaves much to be desired as screenwriters E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman's script simply flutters to a close without much of an impact.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
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A story that's tragic at the outset, told by professionals at their craft literally reaching for new heights, makes for exhilarating filmmaking of the… More
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
Jens S.
Oddly neutral and lifeless retelling of the events surrounding the Foxcatcher wrestling team of the 80s. The acting is top notch and takes the film through some… 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
Albert Kim
There are some movies out there that could be considered slower-paced than most, and then there are those films where they move at such a snail's pace that… More
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