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Fighter, The 1S 2 Rating 4 out of 5

Director

  • David O Russell

Cast

  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Christian Bale
  • Amy Adams
  • Melissa Leo

Synopsis

The gloves are off for Mark Wahlberg as Micky Ward, the real-life welterweight from Massachusetts whose career was troubled not by lack of guts or talent, but by the in-fighting in his own corner. Trained by his crack-addicted brother – former champ Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale) – and managed by his domineering mother (Melissa Leo), Micky is going nowhere... until his ballsy new girlfriend (Amy Adams) urges him to break the family ties. A labour of love for producer-star Wahlberg, this hard-fought biopic shows plenty of crowd-pleasing class with its combination of sharp directorial jabs and eye-catching performances - particularly from Bale and Leo who won Best Supporting Oscars.

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