Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Fighter Reviews

4.0

79

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    This one, as thoughtful as it is rousing, scores a TKO.

    Read full review

  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    While the film handles itself well in the ring, it's brilliant in the arena of a blue-collar family that brutalizes its younger son and best hope for worldly success in the name of sustaining him.

    Read full review

  • 88

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Visionary director David O. Russell so deftly weaves the family's story that we, too, are initially seduced by Dicky.

    Read full review

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

    So like much of this film, the viewer is turned into an observer. You never feel close enough to the action, either in the ring or in the kitchens, living rooms and tough streets where the story takes place. The characters engage you up to a point but never really pull you in.

    Read full review

See all The Fighter movie reviews at Metacritic.com

Share
Advertisement

More Metacritic reviews

64
The Congress
77
How to Train Your Dragon 2
47
Hercules
54
Jersey Boys
56
Maleficent