Sadia Azmat (stand-up comedian, writer and comedy producer) and Al Horner (Script Apart podcast, Empire Magazine) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Sadia’s choice The Fighter.

The Fighter is a 2010 biographical sports film directed by David O. Russell and based on professional boxers (and half-brothers) Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale). The film was inspired by the 1995 HBO documentary High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell, that features the Eklund-Ward family.

It also stars Amy Adams as Micky’s girlfriend Charlene and Melissa Leo as Alice Eklund-Ward (winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress). Bale’s incredible performance as the crack addict Dicky also won him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, managing to bring humanity and humour to the former boxer struggling with addiction.

While The Fighter doesn’t necessarily follow the sports film formula it still packs a punch as a character focussed drama with Bale giving a standout performance. High recommendability and engagement scores give The Fighter a highly recommended overall score of 4.21.



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More about The Fighter

For more info on The Fighter you can visit The Fighter IMDB page here or The Fighter Rotten Tomatoes  page here.

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