|Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: October 15, 1999||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Keeps filmgoers wondering what will happen next even as they are repulsed by what's happening in front of them.
It's a genuine shocker - a dazzler of a film - a hellishly funny picture.
Despite terrific comic acting...and an atomic first hour, Fight Club makes a few wrong turns and ends up lost itself.
Fight Club badly wants to be "A Clockwork Orange" for the millennium - and succeeds to a surprising extent until director David Fincher ends up sucker-punching the audience.
Fight Club -- cue the blurb machine -- is a knockout.
Pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing in the face of an abyss. It's alive, all right. It's also an uncompromising American classic.
Both actors are excellent--but there's something conventionally gimmicky about the way it plays its reality/unreality game.
Frighteningly intelligent and visually stunning film.
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