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  • Summary: The film's narrator (Norton) attends support groups of all kinds as a way to "experience" something within his unfeeling, commercial existence. On a business trip, he meets Tyler Durden (Pitt) who encourages them to form a fight club as a release for their latent aggressive tendencies.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. Delivers a sucker punch to the audience and then pulls the rug out from under it. It is sensational. It is also grimly funny.
  2. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    100
    It always surprises, never bores. It's also just damn good, on every possible level -- so go see it. Now.
  3. 89
    Fight Club's dirty little secret is it's one of the best comedies of the decade.
  4. It's visually surrealistic, acted with integrity, so brutal in spots that I averted my eyes.
  5. 63
    Keeps filmgoers wondering what will happen next even as they are repulsed by what's happening in front of them.
  6. This exercise in mainstream masochism, macho posturing, and designer-grunge fascism is borderline ridiculous. But it also happens to be David Fincher's richest movie.
  7. If, as Fincher has said, this movie is supposed to be funny, then the joke's on us.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 215
  1. RDalvi
    Mar 15, 2006
    10
    Excellent performances by Norton and Pitt. Carter is hot. Good theme and razor sharp execution.
  2. Mar 8, 2012
    10
    Great film; negative reviews here often reflect a sloppy or down-right non-existent understanding of the movie. Case in point: "..spend twoGreat film; negative reviews here often reflect a sloppy or down-right non-existent understanding of the movie. Case in point: "..spend two hours wondering why the characters would rather punch each other than do something useful with their time and energy." - Alexander G. Now obviously, anyone who was actually attentive to the movie knows that they DID do something useful, and they fought for a reason. Expand
  3. MH
    Jun 16, 2008
    10
    A movie which explores the human psyche and travels into the uncharted territories of the mind, bringing (almost) everything into question A movie which explores the human psyche and travels into the uncharted territories of the mind, bringing (almost) everything into question but allowing the audience to pass judgement. Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    An excellent adaptation of the book. The small changes are excusable. Characters perform excellently and the story flows and comes togetherAn excellent adaptation of the book. The small changes are excusable. Characters perform excellently and the story flows and comes together with elegance and class Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very VeryVery Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Goooooooooooooooooooooooood Film!!!!! My favourite film!!! Expand
  6. Apr 30, 2013
    9
    Very nice movie, Edward Norton is an amazing actor, also brad Pitt.
    I like the story, is unique, creative and unexpected. In the end all come
    Very nice movie, Edward Norton is an amazing actor, also brad Pitt.
    I like the story, is unique, creative and unexpected. In the end all come consistent.
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  7. May 25, 2011
    0
    A classic that does not deserve to be one. The acting performances did not impress me (except from Helena's) the movie has some illogicalA classic that does not deserve to be one. The acting performances did not impress me (except from Helena's) the movie has some illogical sense in it & the director made it into a big bunch of surreal mess. Expand

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