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      Fightville

      Released Apr 20, 2012 1 hr. 25 min. Documentary List
      61% 18 Reviews Tomatometer 67% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Filmmakers Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein turn a spotlight on mixed martial arts and the lives of several Lousiana-based fighters. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Fightville was an insightful look at the intense world of MMA hopefuls fighting for the chance to earn a pro contract. The directors portrayed the characters in a way that made you root for them and feel like you were right there watching them struggle and succeed. This film will appeal to both UFC fans and non fans alike. The young fighters featured from the Lafayette, Louisiana area are as authentic as they come. The raw footage captures the intensity and sacrifice these warriors make. UFC and other pro fighting circuits are the quickest growing professional sports franchise worldwide. Young wrestlers, MMA fighters and boxers are gravitating toward the sport as a place where they can continue to pursue their dreams of being the ultimate warrior. Fightville shows us how they do it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting doc on the underbelly of MMA aspirants. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member "Fightville" feels authentic about this world, where success may be measured in wins, but the balance of unrelenting brutality and self-discipline needed for those wins is a trickier equation. I say RENT IT!!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Who knew there was a minor league for the UFC. Team Dustin! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review matthew m "...the car is my elephant, and the postcards are my midgets." Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A decent doc on the semi-pro life on an MMA fighter. If you enjoy the sport, it'll keep you interested - but for the uninitiated, nothing that should take up your time. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kyle Smith New York Post 'Fightville," you had me at "gladiator school." Rated: 3/4 Apr 20, 2012 Full Review Sheri Linden Hollywood Reporter An up-close but superficial portrait of aspiring MMA stars as they fight their way through the Cajun Country regional circuit. Apr 19, 2012 Full Review Manohla Dargis New York Times Ms. Epperlein and Mr. Tucker have talent and resolve - they spent months shooting "Fightville," a commitment that's scarcely evident - which makes the movie's superficiality all the more frustrating. Rated: 2.5/5 Apr 19, 2012 Full Review Sarah Gopaul Digital Journal Fightville takes the spotlight out of Las Vegas and shines it on southern Louisiana, taking a hard look at the grueling underside of MMA fighting through the perspectives of four dedicated men. Sep 7, 2018 Full Review Eugene Novikov Cinematical An exhilarating sports documentary and a levelheaded, piercingly intelligent treatment of a touchy subject. Rated: A- Apr 24, 2012 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com The bumpy road to success as a mixed martial arts fighter is ambiguously investigated in this amateurish documentary by the directing/editing team of Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein. Rated: C- Apr 21, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Filmmakers Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein turn a spotlight on mixed martial arts and the lives of several Lousiana-based fighters.
      Director
      Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
      Executive Producer
      Dan Cogan, Michael W. Gray, Rachel Schnipper
      Distributor
      MPI
      Production Co
      Heros Film
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 20, 2012, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 18, 2016
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