FightingApril 24, 2009
In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 5.3/10 (13,194 voted)
Critic's Score: 61/100
Stars: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán
Shawn MacArthur, the kindhearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle street-fight manager Harvey Boarden. He soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn't cheat, and just that seems a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival.
Writers: Robert Munic, Dito Montiel
Peter Anthony Tambakis
(as Peter Tambakis)
Roger Guenveur Smith
Some dreams are worth the fight.
Release Date: 24 April 2009
Filming Locations: DeKalb Av/Washington Park, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Opening Weekend: $11,024,370
(26 April 2009)
(7 June 2009)
Did You Know?
Channing Tatum broke his nose during one of the fight scenes.
After Shawn's first fight when he arrives at the night club he is seen stepping out of the car clearly sporting 2 bruises on his face. After the scene shifts to the interior, his bruises have all disappeared.
In the words of the late, great, Marvin Gaye. Let's… Get… It… On!
Pretty Darn Bad
As bad as this movie looked, I went into it with an open mind but as I
suspected it was pretty bad. The dialogue was the worst part by far; it
consists of some combination of mumbling and incoherent slang. The
acting is terrible despite Mr. Howard doing his best to try and act his
way out of the script. The narrative is scattered and cliché and has no
original plot elements. You would figure a movie called "Fighting"
would at least be saved by its fight sequences but its not, there are
some half decent moments but most of the time you can't really tell
what's going on however the final fight wasn't to bad. There are some
genuine attempts at emotion throughout but usually they fall flat.
There were way to many moments where I laughed but wasn't supposed to,
especially the speech given right before the last fight. Overall it's a
terribly acted movie with an even worst script.