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      Fighting

      2009, Drama/Action, 1h 45m

      130 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      Though Fighting has a likable lead performer, and the fight scenes are impressive, the paper-thin plot ultimately unravels. Read critic reviews

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      Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) barely makes a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets of New York. But he has a natural talent for street fighting, which con-man Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) wants to put to good use. Forming an uneasy alliance with Boarden, Shawn becomes top dog in the bare-knuckle-brawl circuit, taking down pro boxers, martial artists and ultimate fighters one by one. Shawn wants out of this dark world, but he faces the fight of his life to get there.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Intense Fight Sequences|Brief Strong Language|Some Sexuality)

      • Genre: Drama, Action

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Dito Montiel

      • Producer: Kevin Misher, Lisa Bruce

      • Writer: Dito Montiel, Robert Munich

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $23.0M

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      • Distributor: Universal Pictures

      • Production Co: Rogue Pictures, Scion Films, Relativity

      Cast & Crew

      Channing Tatum
      Terrence Howard
      Zulay Henao
      Brian White
      Anthony DeSando
      Jermel Wilson
      Dito Montiel
      Robert Munich
      Andrew Rona
      Lisa Bruce
      Stefan Czapsky
      Jake Pushinsky
      Saar Klein
      David Wittman
      Jonathan Elias
      Thérèse DePrez
      Mila Khalevich
      Kurt & Bart

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      • Sep 08, 2016

        There's pretty much nothing to see other than some satisfaction for Tatum lovers. The story was thin as ice and contrived and the fight sequenced were dull as hell.

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      • Jul 23, 2012

        When the punches are flying it's a good film, But the acting was very wooden and it seemed they made up half the plot on the spot and it dragged every scene as long as they could.

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      • Dec 02, 2011

        This movie was okay, I kinda liked it. The acting was just okay, and Channing Tatum is one of the great new rising stars. The concept was good, but the way they do it wasnt bad, but strange. Their were moments in the movie where Tatum would randomly run into aquantinces in the biggest city in America, WTF? In the end I enjoyed the movie, but it still was far from great.

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      • Sep 01, 2011

        I found this quite fun to watch. It has the usual cliches and there are moments where the plot seems to go nowhere but the acting performances are solid and the fight scenes are realistic. This could have been so much more though but unfortunately all the key ingredients to make it a hit movie seem to have been left on the cutting room floor which is a shame as it has potential but it never fulfills it.

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