Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: October 15, 1999
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kman5473Jul 10, 2017
The biggest flaw of this film is its failure to explicitly denounce its own insanity. There is so much to be said about its thematic layering, and how it perfectly wraps a story around it's central theme--that hyper masculinity is completelyThe biggest flaw of this film is its failure to explicitly denounce its own insanity. There is so much to be said about its thematic layering, and how it perfectly wraps a story around it's central theme--that hyper masculinity is completely dangerous--but it still romanticizes that violence of that masculinity. There aren't really any consequences faced by the main character; he is strong enough to realize his own insanity, confront it, and destroy it, but all too late. Too many people miss the point, and end up starting their own Fight Club (which is exactly what this is against doing). Expand
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ergenecondomJul 5, 2017
bu filmi izlemeden ölmeyin bir klasiktir başta sonra sıkmadan izletir oyuncular efsane hikaye on numara ve müthiş sonu asla unutulmaz tam son vay amınakoyim demelik.
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JunelKeanJul 3, 2017
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club, granted in this review. So, Spoiler Alert! David Fincher is known for his dark tones in his works and this movie is one example of his influential and important contribution in cinema.

A miserable guy who is named as the Narrator (Norton) experiencing insomnia meets a soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Pitt), and soon become friends. They formed a club where men could fight each other with several rules, until Marla Singer (Bonham-Carter) shows up and falls in love with Tyler who is only the unconscious of the Narrator!

Fincher's technique to tell the story structure make this film a perfect enticement. Apart from having perfect castings from the three lead actors, it is their souls and roles that shine in each and every scenario.

It is based from a novel by Chuck Palahniuk, and stays faithful to its source material with only few differences, but still, it has a great screenplay by Jim Uhls with proper pacing and humorous dialogues. The script does not only deal about the plot itself, but also delves into the layers of personas and themes of consumerism and prejudice. But what surprises the audience, is the twisted ending which really works in the film.

VERDICT: A provocative yet mind-blowing satire which is more than you can ever think of.
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Cameronius_113May 1, 2017
Fight Club was released in 1999 and was directed by David Fincher. The film is about an office worker (Edward Norton) who is unhappy with his current life, however when he meets the rebellious Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), he gains confidence toFight Club was released in 1999 and was directed by David Fincher. The film is about an office worker (Edward Norton) who is unhappy with his current life, however when he meets the rebellious Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), he gains confidence to prove his humanity.

Watching Fight Club was without a doubt one of the most unique viewing experiences I've ever had. The film excels in delivering its themes and social commentaries on a human level that the audience can relate with, as we all must dream at some point we can be like a person such as Tyler Durden; confident, no fear and not a care in the world.

The film is ultimately a satire (albeit a very dark one) as we see the world through the perspective of Edward Norton's character (known as 'The Narrator'). The audience can relate to both characters of The Narrator and Tyler Durden as they are almost complete opposites of each other, yet we've all felt like both of their characters at some point; we understand these characters and they understand us back. Norton and Pitt also give fantastic performances and you instantly know that these two are the perfect duo.

Every time something brutal occurs in Fight Club it has extreme significance; every single punch is each character proving who they are and their humanity, none of it is thrown in just to simply shock the audience. Whenever fights occur, the viewer feels like they're in there with the opponents too. The entire film is a battle, with the opponents fighting physically and characters fighting themselves psychologically as well, with the physical fights being a physical representation of the battles they have within themselves. All of these sorts of things in the film constantly toy with the viewer's emotions due to how close you feel to them.

The way the film is directed is brilliant; director David Fincher directs each scene with lots of energy and also includes many interesting details in shots too. Some camera techniques used include focusing simply just on the object directly in front of the camera which works well in scenes with Edward Norton's character, displaying how he feels alone and how there is no world around him. Even scenes like the opening title sequence are directed in a fashion which makes them exciting to watch.

Overall, Fight Club is an excellent film that all of us can relate to easily, and can also possibly learn something from too. There's much more to the film than what's on the surface and also much more than I have stated in this review, however plenty of it is amazing to experience yourself while watching the film. Fight Club will definitely stay relevant for many years to come and will continue to toy with people's emotions constantly, and if you haven't seen Fight Club then I don't have a clue what you're doing with your life.

8.9/10

Yeah, I know I wasn't supposed to talk about it. But it's so good it's impossible not to
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DirectorCriticsApr 30, 2017
One of my favorites movies of all time, GREAT, this movie is really great, with great lines, and great cast. This movie also have good comedy and action. What are you waiting for? SEE FIGHT CLUB RIGHT NOW!, AND THEN LOOK FOR A FIGHT!, idiot.
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Ragingbacon112Apr 24, 2017
Overall an amazing movie from 1999. How it didn't do well at the box office I'll never know why. So many quotable characters. Brad Pitt plays the character of Tyler Durden so well. Along with Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter playing theOverall an amazing movie from 1999. How it didn't do well at the box office I'll never know why. So many quotable characters. Brad Pitt plays the character of Tyler Durden so well. Along with Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter playing the other main characters you get one of the best acted films of the last decade. Not to mention the brilliant use of foreshadowing of the end twist. The soundtrack is brilliant the writing is funny and smart plus if you hate Jared Leto he gets his face bashed in this movie. Expand
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gematricFeb 27, 2017
that becomes one of my top rated movies, even after 18 years after it's debut it plays a huge role in basic movie collection which every person should've seen.
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MetaflixJan 20, 2017
Palahniuk. Fincher. Pitt. Norton. The four horsemen of Pulp Fiction's mayhem. The film hit American audiences at just the right time, high tide of the Dot-com boom, silencing the party like a record scratch and inspiring both the comfortedPalahniuk. Fincher. Pitt. Norton. The four horsemen of Pulp Fiction's mayhem. The film hit American audiences at just the right time, high tide of the Dot-com boom, silencing the party like a record scratch and inspiring both the comforted and the afflicted to want to paint a self-portrait, build a house, or maybe just blow some **** up. Expand
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ozymandias79Nov 6, 2016
Interesting that's there's such disparity between critics and the rest of the world. Fight club is an awesome movie. It's in at least the top three of most guy's all time favorite movies list . It's not about fighting. Fight club is a complexInteresting that's there's such disparity between critics and the rest of the world. Fight club is an awesome movie. It's in at least the top three of most guy's all time favorite movies list . It's not about fighting. Fight club is a complex film that uses much of the source material very successfully. Expand
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TheArchetypesSep 9, 2016
Fight Club might qualify Fincher as the Orson Welles among the new crop of directors--even I can't totally dispel that notion--but the central stupidity of this movie isn't something Welles would have touched with a ten-foot pole, or at theFight Club might qualify Fincher as the Orson Welles among the new crop of directors--even I can't totally dispel that notion--but the central stupidity of this movie isn't something Welles would have touched with a ten-foot pole, or at the very least he would have molded into something more complex and fascinating(ala Lady from Shanghai or Touch of Evil--movies based on pulp but illuminating as well as dark on the subject of the human soul). Surely, there have been worse cases of remarkable filmic talent in service of pretentious, sensationalistic trash but few have been so effective and entertaining as this which further complicates the issue. The theme is about how modern society has reduced males into enneuchs and how this warps our subconscious into anarcho-fascist mode, but really... why not just go to the health club and work out a sweat? Norton is brilliant as usual; far more surprising is how Pitt not only holds his own against the great Norton but even outshines him on occasion. Ultimately however, too infantile and stupid to be called irresponsible. This is movie as monumental heavy metal song with punk-rock riffs thrown in for good measure. Expand
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overlordofgeekAug 16, 2016
One of the best quality good movie. I've watched This movie really made my life
I was able to change. The acting, the lines, the script is really great.
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itchipodJun 28, 2016
Great Movie! I learned a lot about being an adult, working inside a company and having friends. Every man should watch this movie. The pacing is great and the story is relatable and funny.
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marcmyworksJun 17, 2016
A stellar and amazing film from David Fincher. Over the years this film has managed to stay relevant and powerful. Brad Pitt and Edward Norton's chemistry is some of the strongest I have seen.
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aadityamudharApr 18, 2016
Great 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 theirGreat 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
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MovieMasterEddyApr 3, 2016
From “Alien3” through “Seven” and “The Game,” David Fincher has always been attracted to dark material. In Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name about a cult of men who channel their pent-up physical aggression into increasinglyFrom “Alien3” through “Seven” and “The Game,” David Fincher has always been attracted to dark material. In Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name about a cult of men who channel their pent-up physical aggression into increasingly destructive pursuits, the director has found his most disturbing subject matter yet. And in debuting screenwriter Jim Uhls’ clever, savagely witty script and the unremitting volley of information it launches, Fincher has found the perfect countermeasures to balance his coldly atmospheric, often distancing style.

The position on violence here can be read on a number of levels. Somewhat controversially in light of the post-Littleton, Colo., debate, “Fight Club” plays mischievously with film conventions, almost winking at the audience to convey the characters’ awareness of being part of a movie that deals in hot-button issues. This rather audaciously gives the impression of a film throwing the responsibility for violence back onto society and refusing to accept blame.

Set in an unidentified, semi-stylized city, the story’s nameless narrator (Edward Norton) is introduced with a gun in his mouth before backing up six months to recap his troubles with insomnia. Refusing to treat him, a doctor instructs him instead to sit in on a testicular cancer victims’ group to put his own pain in perspective. He quickly becomes addicted to support groups for a range of terminal illnesses, freely weeping and embracing his “fellow” sufferers as a means to find the release he needs to sleep.

But the arrival of another tourist, Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), makes him uncomfortable with his dishonesty. Her blithe admission that the support groups are “cheaper than a movie and there’s free coffee” is one of many instances in which pitch-black, corrosive humor touches subjects that will make many audiences blanch with indignation.

Around this time, he meets enigmatic Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), who makes and sells soap for a living while moonlighting as a projectionist, splicing pornographic images into family films, and as a waiter, sabotaging meals. When the narrator’s apartment and all his diligently accumulated material possessions are destroyed in a freak explosion, he calls Tyler for a place to stay.

They meet at a bar and get tanked together, after which Tyler amicably picks a fight that seals their bond and marks the beginning of a phenomenon that each week attracts new participants. The narrator moves into the dilapidated mansion in a toxic waste area that Tyler calls home, routinely continuing his job all week as an auto safety checker but waiting for the charge that comes with fighting each Saturday night in a club whose members are sworn to secrecy.

A persuasive speaker who encourages a lost generation of men to access pain as a remedy for contemporary despair and numbness, Tyler’s following quickly grows. Fight club chapters start springing up across the country and when Tyler begins assigning homework, the members take their aggressive behavior into the outside world with acts of violence, vandalism and subversiveness. His disciples start turning up at the house to enlist in an army for Project Mayhem, the full extent of which is only gradually revealed.

The narrator’s feelings veer from rejection and abandonment after Tyler’s sudden disappearance to moral revulsion as he sets out to stop a dramatic chain of events and is brought face to face with discoveries regarding his true nature that provide the story’s big twist.

Pitt is cool, charismatic and more dynamically physical perhaps than he has been since his breakthrough role in “Thelma and Louise,” while Bonham Carter, outfitted like a gothic prom queen and spouting acerbic maxims with attitude to burn, demolishes any residue of her buttoned-up Merchant-Ivory image in a tough, sharp-edged turn.

In a film that requires the viewer to keep absorbing information for most of its two-hours-plus duration, Fincher never loosens his grip on the material, with editor James Haygood contributing to establish a driving pace. As always with the director’s work, visual aspects are consistently impressive, from Alex McDowell’s richly elaborate, at times a little too slick production design to the drained, often greenish or jaundiced tones of d.p. Jeff Cronenweth’s extremely mobile widescreen lensing, which includes several knockout sequences in which the camera careens through skin tissue, electrical circuitry or bomb wiring. Also notable are the complex sound design and dreamy techno score by the Dust Brothers (Michael Simpson, John King).
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ReelViews94Mar 23, 2016
From “Alien3” through “Seven” and “The Game,” David Fincher has always been attracted to dark material. In Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name about a cult of men who channel their pent-up physical aggression into increasinglyFrom “Alien3” through “Seven” and “The Game,” David Fincher has always been attracted to dark material. In Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name about a cult of men who channel their pent-up physical aggression into increasingly destructive pursuits, the director has found his most disturbing subject matter yet. And in debuting screenwriter Jim Uhls’ clever, savagely witty script and the unremitting volley of information it launches, Fincher has found the perfect countermeasures to balance his coldly atmospheric, often distancing style.

The position on violence here can be read on a number of levels. Somewhat controversially in light of the post-Littleton, Colo., debate, “Fight Club” plays mischievously with film conventions, almost winking at the audience to convey the characters’ awareness of being part of a movie that deals in hot-button issues. This rather audaciously gives the impression of a film throwing the responsibility for violence back onto society and refusing to accept blame.

Set in an unidentified, semi-stylized city, the story’s nameless narrator (Edward Norton) is introduced with a gun in his mouth before backing up six months to recap his troubles with insomnia. Refusing to treat him, a doctor instructs him instead to sit in on a testicular cancer victims’ group to put his own pain in perspective. He quickly becomes addicted to support groups for a range of terminal illnesses, freely weeping and embracing his “fellow” sufferers as a means to find the release he needs to sleep.

But the arrival of another tourist, Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), makes him uncomfortable with his dishonesty. Her blithe admission that the support groups are “cheaper than a movie and there’s free coffee” is one of many instances in which pitch-black, corrosive humor touches subjects that will make many audiences blanch with indignation.

Around this time, he meets enigmatic Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), who makes and sells soap for a living while moonlighting as a projectionist, splicing pornographic images into family films, and as a waiter, sabotaging meals. When the narrator’s apartment and all his diligently accumulated material possessions are destroyed in a freak explosion, he calls Tyler for a place to stay.

They meet at a bar and get tanked together, after which Tyler amicably picks a fight that seals their bond and marks the beginning of a phenomenon that each week attracts new participants. The narrator moves into the dilapidated mansion in a toxic waste area that Tyler calls home, routinely continuing his job all week as an auto safety checker but waiting for the charge that comes with fighting each Saturday night in a club whose members are sworn to secrecy.

A persuasive speaker who encourages a lost generation of men to access pain as a remedy for contemporary despair and numbness, Tyler’s following quickly grows. Fight club chapters start springing up across the country and when Tyler begins assigning homework, the members take their aggressive behavior into the outside world with acts of violence, vandalism and subversiveness. His disciples start turning up at the house to enlist in an army for Project Mayhem, the full extent of which is only gradually revealed.

The narrator’s feelings veer from rejection and abandonment after Tyler’s sudden disappearance to moral revulsion as he sets out to stop a dramatic chain of events and is brought face to face with discoveries regarding his true nature that provide the story’s big twist.

Pitt is cool, charismatic and more dynamically physical perhaps than he has been since his breakthrough role in “Thelma and Louise,” while Bonham Carter, outfitted like a gothic prom queen and spouting acerbic maxims with attitude to burn, demolishes any residue of her buttoned-up Merchant-Ivory image in a tough, sharp-edged turn.

In a film that requires the viewer to keep absorbing information for most of its two-hours-plus duration, Fincher never loosens his grip on the material, with editor James Haygood contributing to establish a driving pace. As always with the director’s work, visual aspects are consistently impressive, from Alex McDowell’s richly elaborate, at times a little too slick production design to the drained, often greenish or jaundiced tones of d.p. Jeff Cronenweth’s extremely mobile widescreen lensing, which includes several knockout sequences in which the camera careens through skin tissue, electrical circuitry or bomb wiring. Also notable are the complex sound design and dreamy techno score by the Dust Brothers (Michael Simpson, John King).
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MovieMasterEdMar 22, 2016
With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact,With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact, Fight Club refuses to be ignored or dismissed. The experience lingers, demanding to be pondered and considered, and, unlike 95% of modern-day thrillers, there is a great deal here to think about and argue over. Fight Club presents an overload of thought-provoking material that works on so many levels as to offer grist for the mills of thousands of reviews, feature articles, and post-screening conversations.

Pre-release interest in Fight Club was understandably high, primarily because of those involved with the project. Jim Uhls' script is based on an influential novel by Chuck Palahniuk (a book that, while not required material in schools, has consumed the free time of countless readers). The lead actor is the ever-popular Brad Pitt, who makes his strongest bid to date to shed his pretty boy image and don the mantle of a serious thespian. Those dubious about Pitt's ability to pull this off in the wake of his recent attempts in Seven Years in Tibet (which is briefly referenced as an in-joke during Fight Club) and Meet Joe Black will suffer a change of heart after seeing this film. Pitt's male co-star, Edward Norton, is widely recognized as one of the most intelligent and versatile performers of his generation. And Fight Club's director, David Fincher, has already made a huge artistic impression on movie-goers with only three features to his credit: Alien 3, Seven (starring Pitt), and The Game. Mix these elements together in Fox's publicity blender, and Fight Club will not carry the title of "Best Movie of 1999 That No One Saw."

In addition to lead actors Pitt, Norton, and Bonham Carter, all of whom do impeccable work, there are a pair of notable supporting players. The first is Meat Loaf (yes, that Meat Loaf), who portrays the ineffectual Bob. It's a surprisingly strong performance, with the singer-turned-actor capturing the nuances of a complex character. Jared Leto, who is becoming better known to audiences (he was recently in The Thin Red Line), is the blond Angel Face.

Told in a conventional fashion, Fight Club would still have been engaging. However, Fincher's gritty, restless style turns it into a visual masterpiece. The overall experience is every bit as surreal as watching Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. This is a tale that unfolds in an eerie alternate universe where the melodies of life have the same rhythm as in ours but are in a different key. Fincher also shows just enough restraint that his flourishes seem like important parts of the storytelling method instead of gimmicks. And there are a lot of them. In one scene, a character's apartment is laid out like a page in a furniture catalog, complete with text blurbs superimposed on the screen describing the various pieces. There are occasional single frame interruptions that flash by so quickly that they may pass unnoticed. The film opens with a truly inventive close-up - one that literally gets under the skin. Also in play: a non-linear chronology, a voiceover by a narrator who might not be entirely reliable, frequent breaking of the fourth wall, and an occasional freeze-frame. As was true of Fincher's other three films, Fight Club is dark and fast-paced. There's not a lot of time for introspection. One could call this MTV style, but, unlike many equally frantic movies, there's a reason for each quick cut beyond preventing viewers from becoming bored.

Perhaps the most discussed aspect of Fight Club will be its attitude towards and graphic depiction of violence. Even before the film's official premiere, voices have been raised claiming that the movie glorifies violence by portraying it as something positive. This was the complaint leveled against A Clockwork Orange, which, less than three decades after its controversial release, is universally regarded as a classic. There's no denying that Fight Club is a violent movie. Some sequences are so brutal that a portion of the viewing audience will turn away. (The scene that caused me to wince was when one character reached into his mouth and pulled out a loose tooth.) But the purpose of showing all this bloody pummeling is to make a telling point about the bestial nature of man and what can happen when the numbing effects of day-to-day drudgery cause people to go a little crazy. The men who become members of Fight Club are victims of the dehumanizing and desensitizing power of modern-day society. They have become cogs in a wheel. The only way they can regain a sense of individuality is by getting in touch with the primal, barbaric instincts of pain and violence.

Fight Club is a memorable and superior motion picture - a rare movie that does not abandon insight in its quest to jolt the viewer.
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PachekoviskMar 16, 2016
EXCELLENT
The First rule of fight club is:
You do not talk about Fight Club

The Second rule of Fight Club is:
You DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB

I'll not break the rules.
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CinemassacreMar 13, 2016
From “Alien3” through “Seven” and “The Game,” David Fincher has always been attracted to dark material. In Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name about a cult of men who channel their pent-up physical aggression into increasinglyFrom “Alien3” through “Seven” and “The Game,” David Fincher has always been attracted to dark material. In Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name about a cult of men who channel their pent-up physical aggression into increasingly destructive pursuits, the director has found his most disturbing subject matter yet. And in debuting screenwriter Jim Uhls’ clever, savagely witty script and the unremitting volley of information it launches, Fincher has found the perfect countermeasures to balance his coldly atmospheric, often distancing style.

The position on violence here can be read on a number of levels. Somewhat controversially in light of the post-Littleton, Colo., debate, “Fight Club” plays mischievously with film conventions, almost winking at the audience to convey the characters’ awareness of being part of a movie that deals in hot-button issues. This rather audaciously gives the impression of a film throwing the responsibility for violence back onto society and refusing to accept blame.

Set in an unidentified, semi-stylized city, the story’s nameless narrator (Edward Norton) is introduced with a gun in his mouth before backing up six months to recap his troubles with insomnia. Refusing to treat him, a doctor instructs him instead to sit in on a testicular cancer victims’ group to put his own pain in perspective. He quickly becomes addicted to support groups for a range of terminal illnesses, freely weeping and embracing his “fellow” sufferers as a means to find the release he needs to sleep.

But the arrival of another tourist, Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Carter), makes him uncomfortable with his dishonesty. Her blithe admission that the support groups are “cheaper than a movie and there’s free coffee” is one of many instances in which pitch-black, corrosive humor touches subjects that will make many audiences blanch with indignation.

Around this time, he meets enigmatic Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), who makes and sells soap for a living while moonlighting as a projectionist, splicing pornographic images into family films, and as a waiter, sabotaging meals. When the narrator’s apartment and all his diligently accumulated material possessions are destroyed in a freak explosion, he calls Tyler for a place to stay.

They meet at a bar and get tanked together, after which Tyler amicably picks a fight that seals their bond and marks the beginning of a phenomenon that each week attracts new participants. The narrator moves into the dilapidated mansion in a toxic waste area that Tyler calls home, routinely continuing his job all week as an auto safety checker but waiting for the charge that comes with fighting each Saturday night in a club whose members are sworn to secrecy.

A persuasive speaker who encourages a lost generation of men to access pain as a remedy for contemporary despair and numbness, Tyler’s following quickly grows. Fight club chapters start springing up across the country and when Tyler begins assigning homework, the members take their aggressive behavior into the outside world with acts of violence, vandalism and subversiveness. His disciples start turning up at the house to enlist in an army for Project Mayhem, the full extent of which is only gradually revealed.

The narrator’s feelings veer from rejection and abandonment after Tyler’s sudden disappearance to moral revulsion as he sets out to stop a dramatic chain of events and is brought face to face with discoveries regarding his true nature that provide the story’s big twist.

Pitt is cool, charismatic and more dynamically physical perhaps than he has been since his breakthrough role in “Thelma and Louise,” while Bonham Carter, outfitted like a gothic prom queen and spouting acerbic maxims with attitude to burn, demolishes any residue of her buttoned-up Merchant-Ivory image in a tough, sharp-edged turn.

In a film that requires the viewer to keep absorbing information for most of its two-hours-plus duration, Fincher never loosens his grip on the material, with editor James Haygood contributing to establish a driving pace. As always with the director’s work, visual aspects are consistently impressive, from Alex McDowell’s richly elaborate, at times a little too slick production design to the drained, often greenish or jaundiced tones of d.p. Jeff Cronenweth’s extremely mobile widescreen lensing, which includes several knockout sequences in which the camera careens through skin tissue, electrical circuitry or bomb wiring. Also notable are the complex sound design and dreamy techno score by the Dust Brothers (Michael Simpson, John King).
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IamEVILJan 22, 2016
One of my favorite movies to date, Ed Norton and Brad Pitt acting are completely insane, literally, the writing is perfect, with amazing dialogues, and of course the incredible directing of David Fincher. And the sucker punch in the end justOne of my favorite movies to date, Ed Norton and Brad Pitt acting are completely insane, literally, the writing is perfect, with amazing dialogues, and of course the incredible directing of David Fincher. And the sucker punch in the end just makes this movie even better. A perfect story for all of us to enjoy and be amazed by. Expand
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PetitBikiniJan 17, 2016
There are no dull moments in this film. It lasts over two hours and not once did I not care about what's going on. "Fight Club" is a great film to watch - it has the appeal of a summer blockbuster and allegories of a deep indie movie thatThere are no dull moments in this film. It lasts over two hours and not once did I not care about what's going on. "Fight Club" is a great film to watch - it has the appeal of a summer blockbuster and allegories of a deep indie movie that nobody has seen. Expand
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TheMovieDoctorJan 7, 2016
With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact,With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact, Fight Club refuses to be ignored or dismissed. The experience lingers, demanding to be pondered and considered, and, unlike 95% of modern-day thrillers, there is a great deal here to think about and argue over. Fight Club presents an overload of thought-provoking material that works on so many levels as to offer grist for the mills of thousands of reviews, feature articles, and post-screening conversations.

Pre-release interest in Fight Club was understandably high, primarily because of those involved with the project. Jim Uhls' script is based on an influential novel by Chuck Palahniuk (a book that, while not required material in schools, has consumed the free time of countless readers). The lead actor is the ever-popular Brad Pitt, who makes his strongest bid to date to shed his pretty boy image and don the mantle of a serious thespian. Those dubious about Pitt's ability to pull this off in the wake of his recent attempts in Seven Years in Tibet (which is briefly referenced as an in-joke during Fight Club) and Meet Joe Black will suffer a change of heart after seeing this film. Pitt's male co-star, Edward Norton, is widely recognized as one of the most intelligent and versatile performers of his generation. And Fight Club's director, David Fincher, has already made a huge artistic impression on movie-goers with only three features to his credit: Alien 3, Seven (starring Pitt), and The Game. Mix these elements together in Fox's publicity blender, and Fight Club will not carry the title of "Best Movie of 1999 That No One Saw."

Told in a conventional fashion, Fight Club would still have been engaging. However, Fincher's gritty, restless style turns it into a visual masterpiece. The overall experience is every bit as surreal as watching Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. This is a tale that unfolds in an eerie alternate universe where the melodies of life have the same rhythm as in ours but are in a different key. Fincher also shows just enough restraint that his flourishes seem like important parts of the storytelling method instead of gimmicks. And there are a lot of them. In one scene, a character's apartment is laid out like a page in a furniture catalog, complete with text blurbs superimposed on the screen describing the various pieces. There are occasional single frame interruptions that flash by so quickly that they may pass unnoticed. The film opens with a truly inventive close-up - one that literally gets under the skin. Also in play: a non-linear chronology, a voiceover by a narrator who might not be entirely reliable, frequent breaking of the fourth wall, and an occasional freeze-frame. As was true of Fincher's other three films, Fight Club is dark and fast-paced. There's not a lot of time for introspection. One could call this MTV style, but, unlike many equally frantic movies, there's a reason for each quick cut beyond preventing viewers from becoming bored.

Perhaps the most discussed aspect of Fight Club will be its attitude towards and graphic depiction of violence. Even before the film's official premiere, voices have been raised claiming that the movie glorifies violence by portraying it as something positive. This was the complaint leveled against A Clockwork Orange, which, less than three decades after its controversial release, is universally regarded as a classic. There's no denying that Fight Club is a violent movie. Some sequences are so brutal that a portion of the viewing audience will turn away. (The scene that caused me to wince was when one character reached into his mouth and pulled out a loose tooth.) But the purpose of showing all this bloody pummeling is to make a telling point about the bestial nature of man and what can happen when the numbing effects of day-to-day drudgery cause people to go a little crazy. The men who become members of Fight Club are victims of the dehumanizing and desensitizing power of modern-day society. They have become cogs in a wheel. The only way they can regain a sense of individuality is by getting in touch with the primal, barbaric instincts of pain and violence.

It remains to be seen whether Fight Club will generate any Oscars. The strength of the writing, direction, and acting justifies a stream of nominations, but quality has never been the driving factor in who is recognized by the Academy. Regardless of how it is received in February, when the nominations are announced, Fight Club is a memorable and superior motion picture - a rare movie that does not abandon insight in its quest to jolt the viewer. This marriage of adrenaline and intelligence will make Fight Club a contender for many Best 10 lists at the end of 1999.
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Dingo-_-2007Nov 24, 2015
The film is just so incredibly different from any other films out there and it's really, really good. The acting from everyone is top notch and it's really something different. I you haven't watched it, go watch it.
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MrMovieBuffOct 30, 2015
A fun, twisted movie full of some great acting from Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by the great David Fincher, it tells the story of a nobody who meets an eccentric soap salesman and forms a "Fight Club".

This
A fun, twisted movie full of some great acting from Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Directed by the great David Fincher, it tells the story of a nobody who meets an eccentric soap salesman and forms a "Fight Club".

This group of men get up to no good, causing violent crimes and corruption across the city. Brad Pitt's character, Tyler Durden often dares Norton's character to join in on the mischief.

It's the story of a nobody, finally becoming a somebody, yes it's violent and immoral, but that doesn't have to influence whoever is watching it. It actually can reflect on some issues that occur outside in the real world.

I guess the only thing stopping me from rating this movie a 10/10 was the fact that there are times when the movie's run time can feel a little long, and maybe there are some scenes that go over the top. Without spoiling too much, it involves a scene where Norton's character beats another member to a pulp.

Overall, this is a classic, seen it many times in the past, and plan on seeing it many more times in the future.
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HenryKrinkleOct 28, 2015
Semi-naked men having secret meetings in basements so that they can wrestle each other? No thanks!
Meatloaf with boobs? No thanks!
Hugely overrated, even for a David Fincher film.
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theepurplepandaOct 11, 2015
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I knew nothing about Fight Club going in. I'd seen three other Fincher films before this one (this is very different from his other films). I thought it was going to be about a guy in some sort of gang who wants to leave but can't because he'll be killed or something. I was sorta right. Not really. Fight Club is about a guy named Edward Norton who starts a fight club that gets out of hand or about a guy trying to figure out who he is and what his purpose is in life or about a guy with multiple personality disorder. Maybe, all three. It was filmed in 1999 by David Fincher. Apparently, it's based off a 1996 novel of the same name. I'm actually okay with having watched the movie first because I bet it was better than the novel.

Edward is a super likable character. Not only do you really care about him but also about his very relatable feelings of unimportance. But the one thing that makes him the most likable is his voice overs. Voice overs make movies so much more fun to watch and really let you understand how the character thinks and observes things. Shawshank and American Psycho are the two best examples I can think of right now. I just realized all those films are based on novels. That's what books have always had over movies. You are in the character's head seeing things through their eyes. You end up bonding with the main character more and you care much more about what happens to them. Voice overs are a great way to bring this aspect into film.

I loved how natural the fight club was. If an idiot made this film, the fight club would have been formed in the first ten minutes because of a random sequence of consequential events. Instead, every thing slowly ends up happening. A bunch of small choices and moments led to the fight club being formed. Edward's personality shows why a guy like him would start such a club and because of this everything that happens in the movie feels natural and not forced to make the movie more suspenseful or fun. In Gravity, everything bad that could ever happen ends up happening to Sandra Bullock. This is a cheap and lazy way to keep the movie interesting. Everything in Fight Club just feels more real and it's much harder to not be sucked into the film.

It's great that they put the enjoyment of the movie before it's meaning. I felt that instead of shoving a bunch of symbolism and philosophical questions down your throat (looking at you Matrix), it makes sure the movie stays fun and interesting and treats it's meaning like icing on a wonderful cake. Not saying that the film's meaning isn't important but enjoyability should come first. I'm sure I can't be the only one who noticed but it really felt like fight club was a lot like self harm. Literally and metaphorically. They are hurting themselves with intense pain to make everything else more numb. Or smaller things like when in the restaurant, Edward gets offered a smoke and he says he doesn't smoke. Two or three scenes later he's smoking while walking down the street.

10/10 -- Masterpiece.I really can't think of anything wrong with this movie and everyone should watch it at least once. I might have to start watching all of Fincher's other movies and make a best to worst list. Also, the close up scenes were the coolest and I won't forget to mention the awesome Tyler Durden job scene.

P.S. I know I didn't mention Tyler Durden. It didn't feel appropriate since they are both the same person.
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diogomendesAug 18, 2015
My 200th Movie Review!

I really liked this film. A lot of the actors give their performances as grounded as you could get in a movie experience. David Fincher's direction is spectacular and the script is clever, and adds some delightfully
My 200th Movie Review!

I really liked this film. A lot of the actors give their performances as grounded as you could get in a movie experience. David Fincher's direction is spectacular and the script is clever, and adds some delightfully dark comedy. This one of the strangest movies I've ever seen, and I say this in the best way possible. Yeah, some moments were a little over-the-top but that didn't ruin the movie.

Overall, pretty good movie with good acting performances and a darkly comic story.

7.5/10.
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Bartholomew123Jul 2, 2015
If you're looking to get punched in the face, then kicked in the mind by a movie. You must watch this. Probably one of my favorite movies. It somehow gets better the second time you watch it!
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markkermodeJun 19, 2015
With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact,With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact, Fight Club refuses to be ignored or dismissed. The experience lingers, demanding to be pondered and considered, and, unlike 95% of modern-day thrillers, there is a great deal here to think about and argue over. Fight Club presents an overload of thought-provoking material that works on so many levels as to offer grist for the mills of thousands of reviews, feature articles, and post-screening conversations.

Pre-release interest in Fight Club was understandably high, primarily because of those involved with the project. Jim Uhls' script is based on an influential novel by Chuck Palahniuk (a book that, while not required material in schools, has consumed the free time of countless readers). The lead actor is the ever-popular Brad Pitt, who makes his strongest bid to date to shed his pretty boy image and don the mantle of a serious thespian. Those dubious about Pitt's ability to pull this off in the wake of his recent attempts in Seven Years in Tibet (which is briefly referenced as an in-joke during Fight Club) and Meet Joe Black will suffer a change of heart after seeing this film. Pitt's male co-star, Edward Norton, is widely recognized as one of the most intelligent and versatile performers of his generation. And Fight Club's director, David Fincher, has already made a huge artistic impression on movie-goers with only three features to his credit: Alien 3, Seven (starring Pitt), and The Game. Mix these elements together in Fox's publicity blender, and Fight Club will not carry the title of "Best Movie of 1999 That No One Saw."

In addition to lead actors Pitt, Norton, and Bonham Carter, all of whom do impeccable work, there are a pair of notable supporting players. The first is Meat Loaf (yes, that Meat Loaf), who portrays the ineffectual Bob. It's a surprisingly strong performance, with the singer-turned-actor capturing the nuances of a complex character. Jared Leto, who is becoming better known to audiences (he was recently in The Thin Red Line), is the blond Angel Face.

Told in a conventional fashion, Fight Club would still have been engaging. However, Fincher's gritty, restless style turns it into a visual masterpiece. The overall experience is every bit as surreal as watching Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. This is a tale that unfolds in an eerie alternate universe where the melodies of life have the same rhythm as in ours but are in a different key. Fincher also shows just enough restraint that his flourishes seem like important parts of the storytelling method instead of gimmicks. And there are a lot of them. In one scene, a character's apartment is laid out like a page in a furniture catalog, complete with text blurbs superimposed on the screen describing the various pieces. There are occasional single frame interruptions that flash by so quickly that they may pass unnoticed. The film opens with a truly inventive close-up - one that literally gets under the skin. Also in play: a non-linear chronology, a voiceover by a narrator who might not be entirely reliable, frequent breaking of the fourth wall, and an occasional freeze-frame. As was true of Fincher's other three films, Fight Club is dark and fast-paced. There's not a lot of time for introspection. One could call this MTV style, but, unlike many equally frantic movies, there's a reason for each quick cut beyond preventing viewers from becoming bored.

In A Clockwork Orange, Kubrick depicted the actions of the Droogs but did not condone it. This is Fincher's approach in Fight Club. As the film progresses, he systematically reveals each new turn in an ever-deepening spiral that descends into darkness and madness. There's also a heavy element of satire and black comedy. Macabre humor can be found everywhere, from the pithy quips traded by Jack and Tyler to the way Jack interacts with his boss. When combined together, the satire, violence, and unpredictable narrative make a lasting and forceful statement about modern-day society. It's a timely message that hints at why there are post office shootings and kids in schools killing their fellow students. By blaming movies like Fight Club for real-life horrors, politicians want us to look at the world through rose-colored glasses that they have tinted. Instead, Fincher offers a clear, uncompromising portrait that disturbs because it is perceptive and defies the facile answers proffered by elected officials. Movies are not to blame. Guns are not to blame. People and the society that has spawned and stifled them are.

Fight Club is a memorable and superior motion picture - a rare movie that does not abandon insight in its quest to jolt the viewer. This marriage of adrenaline and intelligence will make Fight Club a contender for many Best 10 lists at the end of 1999.
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KaprawiecMay 29, 2015
66 Metascore based od 35 critics? Really? One of the critic said that this is not funny and the joke is on us? This only shows us, who critics really are. Frustrated bunch of loosers. This is true classic, and one of my favourite movies of66 Metascore based od 35 critics? Really? One of the critic said that this is not funny and the joke is on us? This only shows us, who critics really are. Frustrated bunch of loosers. This is true classic, and one of my favourite movies of all time. A must see. You wont find anything like this - of course there is a chance You wont like it but You cant deny that this is something special. Expand
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El_JackoMay 9, 2015
What can be said about Fight Club that hasn't already been said. With superb performances from Norton and Pitt, excellent direction from Fincher, a darkly comic script and THAT twist ending, Fight Club truly deserves the cult classic statusWhat can be said about Fight Club that hasn't already been said. With superb performances from Norton and Pitt, excellent direction from Fincher, a darkly comic script and THAT twist ending, Fight Club truly deserves the cult classic status it has attained. Expand
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CinemaSinsMay 9, 2015
With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact,With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact, Fight Club refuses to be ignored or dismissed. The experience lingers, demanding to be pondered and considered, and, unlike 95% of modern-day thrillers, there is a great deal here to think about and argue over. Fight Club presents an overload of thought-provoking material that works on so many levels as to offer grist for the mills of thousands of reviews, feature articles, and post-screening conversations.

Pre-release interest in Fight Club was understandably high, primarily because of those involved with the project. Jim Uhls' script is based on an influential novel by Chuck Palahniuk (a book that, while not required material in schools, has consumed the free time of countless readers). The lead actor is the ever-popular Brad Pitt, who makes his strongest bid to date to shed his pretty boy image and don the mantle of a serious thespian. Those dubious about Pitt's ability to pull this off in the wake of his recent attempts in Seven Years in Tibet (which is briefly referenced as an in-joke during Fight Club) and Meet Joe Black will suffer a change of heart after seeing this film. Pitt's male co-star, Edward Norton, is widely recognized as one of the most intelligent and versatile performers of his generation. And Fight Club's director, David Fincher, has already made a huge artistic impression on movie-goers with only three features to his credit: Alien 3, Seven (starring Pitt), and The Game. Mix these elements together in Fox's publicity blender, and Fight Club will not carry the title of "Best Movie of 1999 That No One Saw."

Told in a conventional fashion, Fight Club would still have been engaging. However, Fincher's gritty, restless style turns it into a visual masterpiece. The overall experience is every bit as surreal as watching Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. This is a tale that unfolds in an eerie alternate universe where the melodies of life have the same rhythm as in ours but are in a different key. Fincher also shows just enough restraint that his flourishes seem like important parts of the storytelling method instead of gimmicks. And there are a lot of them. In one scene, a character's apartment is laid out like a page in a furniture catalog, complete with text blurbs superimposed on the screen describing the various pieces. There are occasional single frame interruptions that flash by so quickly that they may pass unnoticed. The film opens with a truly inventive close-up - one that literally gets under the skin. Also in play: a non-linear chronology, a voiceover by a narrator who might not be entirely reliable, frequent breaking of the fourth wall, and an occasional freeze-frame. As was true of Fincher's other three films, Fight Club is dark and fast-paced. There's not a lot of time for introspection. One could call this MTV style, but, unlike many equally frantic movies, there's a reason for each quick cut beyond preventing viewers from becoming bored.

In A Clockwork Orange, Kubrick depicted the actions of the Droogs but did not condone it. This is Fincher's approach in Fight Club. As the film progresses, he systematically reveals each new turn in an ever-deepening spiral that descends into darkness and madness. There's also a heavy element of satire and black comedy. Macabre humor can be found everywhere, from the pithy quips traded by Jack and Tyler to the way Jack interacts with his boss. When combined together, the satire, violence, and unpredictable narrative make a lasting and forceful statement about modern-day society. It's a timely message that hints at why there are post office shootings and kids in schools killing their fellow students. By blaming movies like Fight Club for real-life horrors, politicians want us to look at the world through rose-colored glasses that they have tinted. Instead, Fincher offers a clear, uncompromising portrait that disturbs because it is perceptive and defies the facile answers proffered by elected officials. Movies are not to blame. Guns are not to blame. People and the society that has spawned and stifled them are.

It remains to be seen whether Fight Club will generate any Oscars. The strength of the writing, direction, and acting justifies a stream of nominations, but quality has never been the driving factor in who is recognized by the Academy. Regardless of how it is received in February, when the nominations are announced, Fight Club is a memorable and superior motion picture - a rare movie that does not abandon insight in its quest to jolt the viewer. This marriage of adrenaline and intelligence will make Fight Club a contender for many Best 10 lists at the end of 1999.
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CinemaBlendMay 6, 2015
With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact,With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact, Fight Club refuses to be ignored or dismissed. The experience lingers, demanding to be pondered and considered, and, unlike 95% of modern-day thrillers, there is a great deal here to think about and argue over. Fight Club presents an overload of thought-provoking material that works on so many levels as to offer grist for the mills of thousands of reviews, feature articles, and post-screening conversations.

Pre-release interest in Fight Club was understandably high, primarily because of those involved with the project. Jim Uhls' script is based on an influential novel by Chuck Palahniuk (a book that, while not required material in schools, has consumed the free time of countless readers). The lead actor is the ever-popular Brad Pitt, who makes his strongest bid to date to shed his pretty boy image and don the mantle of a serious thespian. Those dubious about Pitt's ability to pull this off in the wake of his recent attempts in Seven Years in Tibet (which is briefly referenced as an in-joke during Fight Club) and Meet Joe Black will suffer a change of heart after seeing this film. Pitt's male co-star, Edward Norton, is widely recognized as one of the most intelligent and versatile performers of his generation. And Fight Club's director, David Fincher, has already made a huge artistic impression on movie-goers with only three features to his credit: Alien 3, Seven (starring Pitt), and The Game. Mix these elements together in Fox's publicity blender, and Fight Club will not carry the title of "Best Movie of 1999 That No One Saw."

Told in a conventional fashion, Fight Club would still have been engaging. However, Fincher's gritty, restless style turns it into a visual masterpiece. The overall experience is every bit as surreal as watching Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. This is a tale that unfolds in an eerie alternate universe where the melodies of life have the same rhythm as in ours but are in a different key. Fincher also shows just enough restraint that his flourishes seem like important parts of the storytelling method instead of gimmicks. And there are a lot of them. In one scene, a character's apartment is laid out like a page in a furniture catalog, complete with text blurbs superimposed on the screen describing the various pieces. There are occasional single frame interruptions that flash by so quickly that they may pass unnoticed. The film opens with a truly inventive close-up - one that literally gets under the skin. Also in play: a non-linear chronology, a voiceover by a narrator who might not be entirely reliable, frequent breaking of the fourth wall, and an occasional freeze-frame. As was true of Fincher's other three films, Fight Club is dark and fast-paced. There's not a lot of time for introspection. One could call this MTV style, but, unlike many equally frantic movies, there's a reason for each quick cut beyond preventing viewers from becoming bored.

Perhaps the most discussed aspect of Fight Club will be its attitude towards and graphic depiction of violence. Even before the film's official premiere, voices have been raised claiming that the movie glorifies violence by portraying it as something positive. This was the complaint leveled against A Clockwork Orange, which, less than three decades after its controversial release, is universally regarded as a classic. There's no denying that Fight Club is a violent movie. Some sequences are so brutal that a portion of the viewing audience will turn away. (The scene that caused me to wince was when one character reached into his mouth and pulled out a loose tooth.) But the purpose of showing all this bloody pummeling is to make a telling point about the bestial nature of man and what can happen when the numbing effects of day-to-day drudgery cause people to go a little crazy. The men who become members of Fight Club are victims of the dehumanizing and desensitizing power of modern-day society. They have become cogs in a wheel. The only way they can regain a sense of individuality is by getting in touch with the primal, barbaric instincts of pain and violence.

It remains to be seen whether Fight Club will generate any Oscars. The strength of the writing, direction, and acting justifies a stream of nominations, but quality has never been the driving factor in who is recognized by the Academy. Regardless of how it is received in February, when the nominations are announced, Fight Club is a memorable and superior motion picture - a rare movie that does not abandon insight in its quest to jolt the viewer. This marriage of adrenaline and intelligence will make Fight Club a contender for many Best 10 lists at the end of 1999.
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MovieManiac83Apr 23, 2015
With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact,With its kinetic style, visceral approach, compelling storyline, and powerful social message, Fight Club makes a commanding case to be considered the '90s version of A Clockwork Orange. In a time when so few motion pictures leave an impact, Fight Club refuses to be ignored or dismissed. The experience lingers, demanding to be pondered and considered, and, unlike 95% of modern-day thrillers, there is a great deal here to think about and argue over. Fight Club presents an overload of thought-provoking material that works on so many levels as to offer grist for the mills of thousands of reviews, feature articles, and post-screening conversations.

Pre-release interest in Fight Club was understandably high, primarily because of those involved with the project. Jim Uhls' script is based on an influential novel by Chuck Palahniuk (a book that, while not required material in schools, has consumed the free time of countless readers). The lead actor is the ever-popular Brad Pitt, who makes his strongest bid to date to shed his pretty boy image and don the mantle of a serious thespian. Those dubious about Pitt's ability to pull this off in the wake of his recent attempts in Seven Years in Tibet (which is briefly referenced as an in-joke during Fight Club) and Meet Joe Black will suffer a change of heart after seeing this film. Pitt's male co-star, Edward Norton, is widely recognized as one of the most intelligent and versatile performers of his generation. And Fight Club's director, David Fincher, has already made a huge artistic impression on movie-goers with only three features to his credit: Alien 3, Seven (starring Pitt), and The Game. Mix these elements together in Fox's publicity blender, and Fight Club will not carry the title of "Best Movie of 1999 That No One Saw."

Told in a conventional fashion, Fight Club would still have been engaging. However, Fincher's gritty, restless style turns it into a visual masterpiece. The overall experience is every bit as surreal as watching Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. This is a tale that unfolds in an eerie alternate universe where the melodies of life have the same rhythm as in ours but are in a different key. Fincher also shows just enough restraint that his flourishes seem like important parts of the storytelling method instead of gimmicks. And there are a lot of them. In one scene, a character's apartment is laid out like a page in a furniture catalog, complete with text blurbs superimposed on the screen describing the various pieces. There are occasional single frame interruptions that flash by so quickly that they may pass unnoticed. The film opens with a truly inventive close-up - one that literally gets under the skin. Also in play: a non-linear chronology, a voiceover by a narrator who might not be entirely reliable, frequent breaking of the fourth wall, and an occasional freeze-frame. As was true of Fincher's other three films, Fight Club is dark and fast-paced. There's not a lot of time for introspection. One could call this MTV style, but, unlike many equally frantic movies, there's a reason for each quick cut beyond preventing viewers from becoming bored.

Perhaps the most discussed aspect of Fight Club will be its attitude towards and graphic depiction of violence. Even before the film's official premiere, voices have been raised claiming that the movie glorifies violence by portraying it as something positive. This was the complaint leveled against A Clockwork Orange, which, less than three decades after its controversial release, is universally regarded as a classic. There's no denying that Fight Club is a violent movie. Some sequences are so brutal that a portion of the viewing audience will turn away. (The scene that caused me to wince was when one character reached into his mouth and pulled out a loose tooth.) But the purpose of showing all this bloody pummeling is to make a telling point about the bestial nature of man and what can happen when the numbing effects of day-to-day drudgery cause people to go a little crazy. The men who become members of Fight Club are victims of the dehumanizing and desensitizing power of modern-day society. They have become cogs in a wheel. The only way they can regain a sense of individuality is by getting in touch with the primal, barbaric instincts of pain and violence.

It remains to be seen whether Fight Club will generate any Oscars. The strength of the writing, direction, and acting justifies a stream of nominations, but quality has never been the driving factor in who is recognized by the Academy. Regardless of how it is received in February, when the nominations are announced, Fight Club is a memorable and superior motion picture - a rare movie that does not abandon insight in its quest to jolt the viewer. This marriage of adrenaline and intelligence will make Fight Club a contender for many Best 10 lists at the end of 1999.
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EddyGregsApr 19, 2015
Insurance drone Jack (Norton) can't sleep, and haunts self-help groups for fatal illnesses until he encounters Tyler Durden (Pitt), a charismatic anarchist who invites him to move into his decrepit house after his condo is blown up. Jack andInsurance drone Jack (Norton) can't sleep, and haunts self-help groups for fatal illnesses until he encounters Tyler Durden (Pitt), a charismatic anarchist who invites him to move into his decrepit house after his condo is blown up. Jack and Tyler have recreational fist-fights, which expand into an underground masculinist movement. However, cracks appear in the relationship as Tyler cops off with a Goth bizarro (Bonham Carter) and his pranks go from subversive to near-homicidal.

There are so many ways to read Fight Club that it's almost impossible to know where to start. Is it a fascistic call to action for a generation of dickless wonders? A homoerotic love story in which Jack is reintroduced to his nads before being carried off in Tyler's pneumatic arms? A satire on modern feminism's cartoonish views of what men are like, or...? Well, have a go yourself. It's half the fun.

Fight Club is one movie that exactly caught the pre-millennial tension. Great performances, stunning visuals and a plot like nothing you've ever seen - one of the best films ever!
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EdwardGregoryApr 19, 2015
Suffering a boiling wave of utterly predictable tabloid controversy, This Monstrous Movie (® Daily Mail) seems to be 1999's Crash/NBK/Reservoir Dogs, a film so devastatingly toxic that its very existence is not only responsible for everySuffering a boiling wave of utterly predictable tabloid controversy, This Monstrous Movie (® Daily Mail) seems to be 1999's Crash/NBK/Reservoir Dogs, a film so devastatingly toxic that its very existence is not only responsible for every post-kebab scuffle, but the soaring divorce rate, teenage alcoholism and the terminal inadequacy of frozen pizza.

In fact, though definitely not one for the kiddiewinks, Fincher's film is a molasses-black comedy shot through with his blistering, hyper-kinetic style, a score that punches you in the chest, and standout performances from Pitt and Norton. And sadly, it's afflicted with one flaw that just ejects it from the masterpiece category.

Our narrator, 'Jack' (Norton), is a directionless everybloke who, when not weathering humiliating chewings-out at work, exists as an inadequate nighthawk, trying to cure his chronic insomnia by fixing on the synthetic sympathy of assorted nocturnal self-help groups. Solace is finally found with his head enveloped in a sobbing Meatloaf's pendulous **** **** while attending a support group for men with testicular cancer (told you this was black). The symbolism couldn't be clearer - if Jack isn't actually ball-less, he might as well be.

Something obviously has to give, and it does when Jack meets Tyler Durden (Pitt) on the plane home from a business trip. He arrives back at his apartment to find it in ruins - having mysteriously exploded in a fiery Armageddon of Ikea - so he calls Tyler, who invites him to crash round his place. And then invites him to punch him in the kisser. Which he does, and soon they're scrapping like squaddies in the car park, and enjoying it - the simple act of mano-a-mano rucking reminding Jack not only that he's alive, but that he's a he.

The craze spreads, and fight clubs start springing up all over the country with Tyler as their charismatic leader. But Tyler has a hidden agenda, and before Jack knows it, he's extending his organisation's activities into surreal random acts of anti-capitalist terrorism - the highly secret Project Mayhem. Starbucks coffee houses are razed. Corporate art is demolished. And rich, vain women have their own liposuctioned lard sold back to them as classy soap.

There are so many ways to read Fight Club that it's almost impossible to know where to start. Is it a fascistic call to action for a generation of dickless wonders? A homoerotic love story in which Jack is reintroduced to his nads before being carried off in Tyler's pneumatic arms? A satire on modern feminism's cartoonish views of what men are like, or...? Well, have a go yourself. It's half the fun.

The other half is Fincher's scorching style. From an opening title sequence that out-Sevens Seven's, he presents a maelstrom of celluloid sorcery. Flash cuts, subliminal images, fake cue dots, jumping film... it's a howling monster of a movie that virtually sticks its ravening snout out of the screen and bites you.

Norton is as fine as ever, but Pitt is the standout, lending Tyler a beguiling sense of glamour and danger, while the fights themselves - vicious brawls accompanied by the sound of cracking bones - herald the movie's most subversive image: men's blood-drenched, caved-in heads sporting huge, almost post-coital, smiles.

But then it starts to go awry. From the moment Project Mayhem is instituted, some of the sly blackness leaks out, and after a slew of implausibilities in the last half hour - including a twist out of the bottom of a cornflakes packet - it degenerates into an entertaining but vacuous comedy. Finally, having lost the courage of its gleefully nasty convictions, it concludes with a tiny burp of a bad gag. In the end, Fincher's brilliant film is, ironically, short in the cojones department - and if he wants to argue about it, we'd be happy to. Outside.
Fight Club is one movie that exactly caught the pre-millennial tension. Great performances, stunning visuals and a plot like nothing you've ever seen - One of the best films Ever!
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solomsApr 17, 2015
I just don't understand the concept behind the movie. I think that is stupid and rubish. Just to see Brad Pitt make many girls crazy but not me. I never agree with the people, I really have a bad tastes.... or not!
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VinceRocks123Apr 17, 2015
a picture perfect satire of rebellion in the low levels of american society, this film's cult status has indeed glorified everyone's expectations in the years that followed. superb directed, some cool acting, and a mind-blowing script its thea picture perfect satire of rebellion in the low levels of american society, this film's cult status has indeed glorified everyone's expectations in the years that followed. superb directed, some cool acting, and a mind-blowing script its the number one coming of age American new wave that mixes and twists up everything a young viewer wants to see and make it into something cool, and tends to hit back at Chuck Palaniuk's version of a society littered with high ranking lifestyles ,community advertisements, and unpleasant businesses with a very pissed off underworld ready to rise up from the filth and fight back against the life that oppresses them.

A underrated classical mosaic, that mashes up Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange with Hitchcock's Strangers on A Train that will make you cringe with more graphic violence you haven't seen in any other film or adult rated comic

This Is Your Life and its Ending One Minute at A Time....... Unless If Theres Another Option
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zombiehampsterMar 19, 2015
Fight Club is multi-faceted movie about a man who is deeply unsatisfied with his life in the modern age, even with all the trappings of success that much of our society is based on, and decides to go off the beaten path to find his ownFight Club is multi-faceted movie about a man who is deeply unsatisfied with his life in the modern age, even with all the trappings of success that much of our society is based on, and decides to go off the beaten path to find his own personal satisfaction. From that point on the movie spirals out of control and into the abyss. This is a good thing.

The movie holds many meanings and shows the characters in favorable and unfavorable ways. It does not try to cast things in a typical good and evil view point, nor does it say whether the choices the protagonist and the rest of the cast make are sound ones. One of the things it does do is look into the nature of our past, viewing the structure of our society and analyzing why we do what we do to live. It isn't until the narrator (Edward Norton) begins to destroy himself that he finally comes to realize what matters to him. That is when he meets two important characters, Marla Singer and Tyler Durden. It is during this time that the narrator escapes from his normal life by hosting with Tyler an underground fight club that evolved from the two just fighting outside of a local bar.

Taking in Tyler's view on life, which is somewhat refreshing and scary at the same time, they form a close bond strongly resembling a married couple. The two do everything together and the narrator begins to emulate Tyler more and more, all the while the fight club grows stronger and stronger until it has become this cult-like phenomenon with Tyler and the narrator as leaders making rules for conducting fight club.

Anarchy and non-conformity is their message, which I believe is meant to underscore the irony of fight club and their non-conformist, fight the man attitude. As the group evolves into something more dangerous, this irony becomes more apparent in the way those who once questioned the established authority, now blindly follow their "non-conformist" new group.

Its been a little over a decade since Fight Club "enlightened" me, but it still gives me the same conflicting feelings about its message and the nature of humanity in general. There are those who would take it at its face value and see nothing but frustrated, grown men beating each other senselessly, and that's a shame because there is definitely much more going on then that. David Fincher has crafted an excellent movie: it's disgustingly stylish in its execution...almost too much, if that's possible. The sound track, done by the Dust Brothers burrowed it's way into my brain and never left. The movie would not be the same without it.

As far as the actors performances, Ed Norton and Brad Pitt both have a strong rapport and the scenes come off naturally, while Helena Bonham Carter's Marla is hauntingly tragic, and filled with a desperate, but subtle sadness to her.

At the time of the original screening this movie polarized people into the two camps of love or hate, due to it's ability to offended or amaze, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Too often are movies eager to please. This one strives to offend and cause questions...and I love it for that.
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SmileATTJan 24, 2015
David Fincher is very good and clever director he make interesting movies with good story line and really mess up ending.Fight Club is movie which point is to show us what we want to see most of the people go to cinema to see violence and sexDavid Fincher is very good and clever director he make interesting movies with good story line and really mess up ending.Fight Club is movie which point is to show us what we want to see most of the people go to cinema to see violence and sex in the movies because that's what they need in there life more violence and more sex and this movie give them exactly that . The movie show us a how Norrtons character who have a boring life and he is scared of making decisions to change it. And he finally find what he need an alternative ego (Brad Pitt) a guy who do whatever he wants and it's not afraid of making decisions and who push Norrton to do exactly the same thing take a control of his own life and fixed . Expand
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fijiboyJan 15, 2015
if you call yourself a film lover you must watch this movie. possibly David Fincher's best work (which is saying a lot) fight club is not simply just about men beating each other up, it is a much deeper and thought provoking movie than youif you call yourself a film lover you must watch this movie. possibly David Fincher's best work (which is saying a lot) fight club is not simply just about men beating each other up, it is a much deeper and thought provoking movie than you would ever expect and to explain any more would spoil the movie. best way to watch it is knowing nothing going in. understand that this movie is extremely over the top and should not be taken to seriously. knowing that, there is no reason why someone would dislike this movie, unless you don't enjoy violent movies because it is definitely violent. this movie is great, one of the most classic of classic movies Expand
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oxanaJan 3, 2015
Interesting movie. It's been a while since I saw this, but I still remember I loved the way the entire plot was built up. If you don't like a bit of mindless violence, don't watch, but others... oh yes :)
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Potarto72Dec 21, 2014
Fight Club is a truly great film in several aspects. Not only is David Fincher's direction spot-on, with every nuance working just the way it should to get the message across, but Brad Pitt and Ed Norton both give excellent performances asFight Club is a truly great film in several aspects. Not only is David Fincher's direction spot-on, with every nuance working just the way it should to get the message across, but Brad Pitt and Ed Norton both give excellent performances as the film's protagonists.
The story and visual style tap into the human mind on certain primal levels. Not only does the film itself release aggression, but it helps viewers do the same. Everything works just right to get a brilliant message across, resulting in a very entertaining and very well made film.
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CorrectreviewsDec 4, 2014
Fight club is a unique and brilliant movie depicting inner struggles and the dangers of both materialism and radicalism. full of great quotes and thought provoking story lines. Its Highly detailed story is amazing not to mention a perfectlyFight club is a unique and brilliant movie depicting inner struggles and the dangers of both materialism and radicalism. full of great quotes and thought provoking story lines. Its Highly detailed story is amazing not to mention a perfectly executed plot twist that makes you want to watch the movie again for all the brilliant hints. Fight club is a classic and should be seen buy all movie lovers Expand
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REDWOUNov 22, 2014
Fight Club was a very good movie. David Fincher's best movie, since I haven't rated any other of his movies higher by decimal number or a ten. Brad Pitt's second best performance, following 12 Monkeys. Edward Norton's best performance.
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Luke_RiosNov 15, 2014
Fight Club delivers on every front possible. All those upset at the lack of resolution in a David Fincher film must be the same people that caused all peanut butter containers in North America to say: "Warning contains peanut". There is noFight Club delivers on every front possible. All those upset at the lack of resolution in a David Fincher film must be the same people that caused all peanut butter containers in North America to say: "Warning contains peanut". There is no genre to judge this film on because it created its own, it is a dark satire not a drama or comedy, but sort of a mix of the two in an amazing way. Expand
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chwOct 13, 2014
Fight Club was confusing, up until the end. The ending was very good, and like many other lengthy movies such as Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption, this one is fast-paced as well.
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JakcsColdSweatSep 28, 2014
There are so many kinds of violent dramas, but, Fight Club, for long, shows the best.
It´s a combination of incredible mind-blowing scenes and incredible quotes for the script talking about life and self destruction doing what we don´t want.
There are so many kinds of violent dramas, but, Fight Club, for long, shows the best.
It´s a combination of incredible mind-blowing scenes and incredible quotes for the script talking about life and self destruction doing what we don´t want. Brad Pitt shows the most epic way for rolling the mean paper of the movie. For different kinds of reasons, Edward Norton´s actuation was one of the best I´ve seen ever, so so so so great,

Fight club is special making people think about their lives. For me, Fight Club made a change in my way of living, it gives a bubblegum stock in one of your shoes, a bubblegum that will follow you all your life long.

As in Se7en, Pitt´s deserves an Oscar for his paper, and Fight Club should won the Best Picture one, this movie can cause special effects in the people´s mind, giving them a light to follow. Before this movie, I couldn´t guess that a girl can act so good, obviously talking about Helena Bonham Carter.

In some words, the movie is, in my opinion, unique, epic, special, mind-blowing, astonishing, and necessary to see before rest in peace.
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DenisManuSep 3, 2014
Fight Club is a movie about an insomniac office worker that chooses to change his life when he meets a truly influential person that teaches him the meaning of life:"You are not your job, you are not the car you drive, you are not the contentFight Club is a movie about an insomniac office worker that chooses to change his life when he meets a truly influential person that teaches him the meaning of life:"You are not your job, you are not the car you drive, you are not the content of our wallet and you are not how much money you have in the bank."
So escape society's oppression and fight back ,because remember:"This is your life,and it's ending one minute at a time."
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MaricaAug 27, 2014
"The things you own end up owning you." - Tyler Durden

A multi faced movie about a men who is deeply unsatisfed with his life in a modern age.

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khviviAug 21, 2014
Decided to watch this due to the massive following it seems to have, and somehow despite all the hype i wasn't left underwhelmed by it. The story was very engaging and forces you to want to know more throughout, much like the main characterDecided to watch this due to the massive following it seems to have, and somehow despite all the hype i wasn't left underwhelmed by it. The story was very engaging and forces you to want to know more throughout, much like the main character himself does. Definitely worth watching. Expand
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joyalAug 21, 2014
FIRST RULE OF FIGHT CLUB is you don't talk about fight club,oh guys,the film is freaking awesome, one of the greatest twist ending film,very much interesting narration style, so beautifully filmed ,excellent mind blowing acting by brad pitFIRST RULE OF FIGHT CLUB is you don't talk about fight club,oh guys,the film is freaking awesome, one of the greatest twist ending film,very much interesting narration style, so beautifully filmed ,excellent mind blowing acting by brad pit and edward norton ,very good screen play and stylish direction by finch make this FIGHT CLUB IS A ONE OF THE BEST FILM OF THE WORLD ..!!! Expand
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FOGincAug 17, 2014
I would write a review about Fight Club, but...first rule about fight club...
Just kidding. This movie has fantastic performances from the entire cast, great twists and turns and is definitely a must watch.
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SushiStonerAug 15, 2014
Fight Club delivers a kick to the head of excellence, a sensational film with an astounding performance by both Edward Norton and Brad Pitt. Simply a must see.
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MovieGuysJul 15, 2014
Usually, the most talked about movies are overrated. E.T, Alien, Drive, and Wall-e all fit into that category. But occasionally, once in a blue moon, one of these movies lives up to its hype. Fight Club is one of those movies. Fight Club isUsually, the most talked about movies are overrated. E.T, Alien, Drive, and Wall-e all fit into that category. But occasionally, once in a blue moon, one of these movies lives up to its hype. Fight Club is one of those movies. Fight Club is by far Fincher's best movie, with stunning performances and bone-chilling cinematography. The story itself makes you doubt your own life and sanity, and it sends a sobering message about how our society functions and questions everything in it. The movie really keeps you guessing about it right up until the end, until a final scene that you won't want to miss. See this movie, but don't talk about it; that's the first rule. Expand
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SpangleJun 23, 2014
Damn is this one ever unique. First off, Edward Norton and Brad Pitt are phenomenal here, especially Norton who really makes for an appealing lead, in spite of all of his clear issues. While the things in this film are certainly not somethingDamn is this one ever unique. First off, Edward Norton and Brad Pitt are phenomenal here, especially Norton who really makes for an appealing lead, in spite of all of his clear issues. While the things in this film are certainly not something to be worshipped or thought highly of, the film takes these wrong and evil acts and truly makes a beautiful film out of it. On the surface, it is about two men who makes a club where they just beat the crap out of one another, but it is really about so much more than that and it is cool to see them use that fight club as a cover for what the film is truly about. David Fincher's vision for this one is a great one and he directs this film brilliantly. In addition, the set pieces are perfect for the film and all look incredibly well done and appropriate for the film. Overall, Fight Club lived up to the hype for me, hooking me in from the very beginning and never letting go until the film was over. Expand
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jcfilms17Jun 7, 2014
David Fincher has earned respect by many for Fight Club, The Social Network and other great films he has directed but easily this is his best. Fight Club starts out great, with cool edgy music and great narration and this movie only getsDavid Fincher has earned respect by many for Fight Club, The Social Network and other great films he has directed but easily this is his best. Fight Club starts out great, with cool edgy music and great narration and this movie only gets better from there. Throughout I want this movie to go on forever and when you reach the end and you realize what this movie has been leading up to thats when you realize that this movie has an incredible plot, script, and is acted out by Norton and Pitt very vividly and thought out. Fight Club leaves you wanting more, and sadly it cannot provide for that but with great directing by Fincher, a great plot and script Fight Club is definetly one of my favorite movies of all time. 10/10 Expand
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NikolayGMay 7, 2014
Fight Club is about a guy who feels deadened by modern life, so he starts a fight club, where guys go after work to get a taste of something undeniably real, so when they go to work the next morning, they aren't stressed by work because it'sFight Club is about a guy who feels deadened by modern life, so he starts a fight club, where guys go after work to get a taste of something undeniably real, so when they go to work the next morning, they aren't stressed by work because it's nothing next to the tough stuff they've become accustomed to in the fight club. It's pretty good, in a weird way, until the last act where it goes very over the top and introduces a super high concept twist, which is just off the wall. And the final scene makes no sense at all. At the end, the protagonist wants to stop someone, but the action he takes would not stop the events he wants to stop. It's too late. Yet he acts as if it isn't. It's just nonsensical. But it was fun. Reminded me a little of Twelve Monkeys, which is a far superior movie also with Brad Pitt. Expand
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Chaz779Apr 21, 2014
Both dark and hilarious. This film not only delivers great plot of the evolving mind of the narrator (Edward Norton), great performances from Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, it also shows a different view on life and the destruction of theBoth dark and hilarious. This film not only delivers great plot of the evolving mind of the narrator (Edward Norton), great performances from Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, it also shows a different view on life and the destruction of the system that we blindly follow. Expand
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DeadThePoolApr 8, 2014
Very 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!!!
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rory_sMar 31, 2014
Fight Club delivers a slowly escalating story about an underground fight club. It is dark and brutal. Edward Norton delivers a good performance as a depressed young man who's life is going nowhere. Brad Pitt does a fantastic job of playing aFight Club delivers a slowly escalating story about an underground fight club. It is dark and brutal. Edward Norton delivers a good performance as a depressed young man who's life is going nowhere. Brad Pitt does a fantastic job of playing a man who is not attached to objects. He's all about experience. This movie's story keeps the viewer enthralled in it's twisted world. It also has a terrifying and amazing ending. Expand
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RyanbMar 31, 2014
Great film. David Fincher proved with this film that he really is special. While I am very confused about the mediocre critic score, I do see why some dislike this film. To me, it is a beautiful, action-packed, entirely enjoyable thrill rideGreat film. David Fincher proved with this film that he really is special. While I am very confused about the mediocre critic score, I do see why some dislike this film. To me, it is a beautiful, action-packed, entirely enjoyable thrill ride that is incredibly re-watchable. Expand
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Christian0205Mar 30, 2014
One of the best movies of all times. Of course, the title doesn´t say much, but the story ends up being a wonderful masterpiece. The great antisocial sense only makes it more exciting.
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shpreaMar 5, 2014
Fight Club is an odd movie. When you first hear about it, it sounds anything but spectacular. What's so interesting about guys fighting each other in a basement? The movie sounds boring.
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After watching Fight Club a solid six times, I
Fight Club is an odd movie. When you first hear about it, it sounds anything but spectacular. What's so interesting about guys fighting each other in a basement? The movie sounds boring.
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After watching Fight Club a solid six times, I can safely assure everyone that it is one of the best movies ever. I can't explain why, but it's just an awesome movie, and I'd argue that it's one of Pitt's best movies.
Just watch it. Do yourself a favor.
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PrincethadonMar 4, 2014
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fight club is the best movie ever. I don't think anyone was expecting Tyler Durden to be a split personality or an alter ego of The Narrator. I think Edward Norton and Brad Pitt should do more movies together. Some people think that Marla was also a hallucination. I don't think so. I love the fact that this movie had a green outer look. Go to the Imdb and read the trivia because there are some pretty cool trivia facts. I want to tell you some but there are to many. I give this movie a 10 out of 10. And check out my page. Thanks for reading. Expand
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Co-oProductionsFeb 26, 2014
This cult classic is on my top 10 list. Due to its original and creative plot and directing styles. The movie is quite shocking and brutal, but what is most shocking are the negative reviews on it. I have over-viewed lots of these bad reviewsThis cult classic is on my top 10 list. Due to its original and creative plot and directing styles. The movie is quite shocking and brutal, but what is most shocking are the negative reviews on it. I have over-viewed lots of these bad reviews and all they talk about is how much violence is in it, and judge little to nothing on the story and/or film quality. Needless to say i shall ignore those reviews due to their plain ignorant critics. Anyways, The story captures you quickly and is very fun to watch. The characters are interesting and fun, the shots are great, the plot is captivating, to sum it all up what isn't their to like about this movie. Expand
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hillfingerhFeb 24, 2014
A film that can really hit you seductively and fascinate you in a humor way. If you think that this film is serious, you got it all wrong. A ride with the best actors into a dark tragedy but somehow charming. The most significant film thatA film that can really hit you seductively and fascinate you in a humor way. If you think that this film is serious, you got it all wrong. A ride with the best actors into a dark tragedy but somehow charming. The most significant film that can really make you amazed in many ways. Finishing this great work by the best ending ever totally blown me off. What also makes this film special is the main character, after all, doesn't 'solve' the problem like other films. It was a cinematic experience, and frankly speaking, it took me a while to confirm that this is the best film I've ever seen so far. Expand
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AkadrudFeb 13, 2014
I had to write about this movie. It's just a masterpiece. Anyone shouting about violence or fights or bad language, which are only a tiny part of it, are just people who can't understand the movie and its cleverness, its message, its point ofI had to write about this movie. It's just a masterpiece. Anyone shouting about violence or fights or bad language, which are only a tiny part of it, are just people who can't understand the movie and its cleverness, its message, its point of view on life, the wonderful acting, photography, music. Yes, actually you must have some intellect to understand what's behind the surface and the great effort David Fincher put in it. Expand
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theseparatorFeb 11, 2014
Nearly everyone knows the rules, number one of which I’m about to break.

What do you do if you’re sick of your boring, pathetic life? In the most cathartic, DIY approach possible, Fight Club answers this question: you change it. The
Nearly everyone knows the rules, number one of which I’m about to break.

What do you do if you’re sick of your boring, pathetic life? In the most cathartic, DIY approach possible, Fight Club answers this question: you change it. The absolute prototype of an existential thriller, it wouldn’t be taking too much of a leap to suggest that Fight Club is one of the best films ever made.

Jim Uhls’ excellently adapted screenplay of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel (this is the only major work by Uhls that I can find), this thriller has been exciting male audiences the world over since its release in 1999. Even Palahniuk himself said the film was amazing. In fact, he admitted that film was so good, the book in comparison made him feel ashamed.

A nameless, pitiful, seemingly friend and family-less Office worker (Edward Norton) suffers from insomnia. True to Palahniuk’s style, the solution to the insomnia comes in a bizarre way. He finds relief by attending support groups for diseases, diseases he doesn’t have; these people really listen to him, and afterwards, he sleeps. At these meetings he meets Marla Singer (Helena Bonham Character), a nemesis and lover, and it is through her that Mr. Office worker discovers his true self, but not until after he’s transformed more than just his own life.

Mr. Pitiful Office worker meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt). Durden helps Mr. Pitiful Office worker admit to his misery once and for all. Channeling their suppressed male aggression in its rawest form, they start fighting each other. Soon Mr. Pitiful Office worker realizes that he and Durden are not alone.

Men, downtrodden, tired of their insignificance as worthless individuals all aim to do something greater. They jump at the chance to vent their primal steam, and the solo fights turn into group fights.

Durden’s vision eventually transcends aggression in its physical form and becomes something much greater, a community where the individual ceases to exist. As part of this whole, every unnamed member is an equal and significant contributor, and it is through the whole that the individual finds meaning. As part of the whole they are changing the future together.

This movie is a directing marvel. With time shifts, psychological manipulations, and very meticulous scene planning, we are kept on the edge of our seats for the entire film. Accompanied by the pounding soundtrack composed by the Dust Brothers, Fincher achieves the rarity of making a movie better than a book. Fincher turns the concrete basement of Lou’s Tavern into perhaps the most famous arena in all of modern film. The house on Paper Street, a lone abandoned mansion, becomes a factory of redefinition, of reinvention. In the final scene an amazing mesh between the visuals and the music, The Pixies’ “Where is my Mind,” Fincher creates one of the most stunning combinations of sight and sound in all of film. And it's a pretty damn good ending to the plot too.

The most memorable scene is when Durden is behind the wheel of a car full of passengers. He buckles up, pins the gas, and lets go of the wheel. The car veers off the road and crashes, flipping multiple times. We are force fed the hard truth here. The Fight Club mantra: to change to our lives we need to rid ourselves of our past failures, forget the job, the kids, the car, the living room, the flat screen HDTV, and just let go.

You are not your f'cking khakis.
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degerJan 29, 2014
Fight Club is the best movie if you can understand it. If not, it sucks. That's why we have a very big range here. If you rated negatively go and watch the movie again, search the deeper meanings about the system, understand the movie andFight Club is the best movie if you can understand it. If not, it sucks. That's why we have a very big range here. If you rated negatively go and watch the movie again, search the deeper meanings about the system, understand the movie and come back here to hate yourself. Expand
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imilhoferDec 27, 2013
Fight Club saddened me. After the dark subtlety of Se7en, I was expecting Fight Club to be similarly atmospheric and engaging. Instead, I got a thoughtless plot bashed out in front of me with about as much sensitivity as Brad Pitt has bodyFight Club saddened me. After the dark subtlety of Se7en, I was expecting Fight Club to be similarly atmospheric and engaging. Instead, I got a thoughtless plot bashed out in front of me with about as much sensitivity as Brad Pitt has body fat. The story was so peculiar, and not good or interestingly so, that I lost interest very quickly. The 'shock' ending wasn't even enough to redeem the two hours of nonsense I had just endured. Norton gave a characteristically stale performance, and Brad Pitt, although fairly energetic and likable, offered little theatrical contribution, unless an unnatural six-pack counts. All in all, the pace and (sometimes) the feel of the film was good, but it was headed in the wrong direction and carried by a bad actor and a painful lack of subtlety. A mediocre film but Helena Bonham Carter sure was cool. Expand
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ragekoiDec 21, 2013
Fight Club is a film about an insomniac (Edward Norton) who meets a soap vending and bomb making badass (Brad Pitt). Together they start an underground club where people fight each other, which ends up becoming a terrorist organization thatFight Club is a film about an insomniac (Edward Norton) who meets a soap vending and bomb making badass (Brad Pitt). Together they start an underground club where people fight each other, which ends up becoming a terrorist organization that is bent on blowing up a collection of buildings. That sounds ridiculous, but that's all I got out of this movie. It's incredibly pretentious and I don't get the appeal of it. There's an emo girl (Helena Bonham-Carter) who acts as a love interest to the main character, but essentially does nothing but have sex with the main character and serve as a way to foreshadow the movie's huge twist. The twist got me, but that didn't resolve any of my questions. This movie is incredibly disjointed. The main character has no logical reason to be doing the things he does in the film, and the motive is so pretentious and stupid that re-wording it outside the film is impossible. Aside from the sloppy and disjointed plot, the acting was very strong and it had good cinematography. Soundtrack wise, this movie doesn't have any standout tracks, which is a bit disappointing. The movie runs for a little over two hours, which is ridiculously long. Not only that, but it's paced very poorly in my opinion. Nothing really happens until the twist, and even then you're too confused to even care what happens. Overall, Fight Club was a disappointment. It was incredibly pretentious, slow, long, and over-hyped. I respect it for being one of those "you have to watch it twice to fully get it" type of movies, but I've personally never been a fan of that style. Expand
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KaptainHutchinoDec 12, 2013
Unexpected twists and turns keep Fight Club interesting, and it taps into the Tyler within all of us, but is more drawn out than it needs to be. Also has many hidden meanings and metaphors.
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MamaTLFNov 12, 2013
One of the best movies i have ever seen. It took me a long time to watch it and when i finally did i can say If you haven't watched it yet, do it as fast as you possibly can.
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pannkakaaNov 5, 2013
Great movie, some wannabes says its pointless and its but thats just because they want people to think that they know something about movies. This film is genius.
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DollCrushOct 29, 2013
If you are a woman and haven't watch this movie yet wonder what is it about, Fight Club wasn't one-dimensional movie that have men beating crap at each other. Yup, they had fight scene in this movie but that's not the main point. When IIf you are a woman and haven't watch this movie yet wonder what is it about, Fight Club wasn't one-dimensional movie that have men beating crap at each other. Yup, they had fight scene in this movie but that's not the main point. When I first heard about it, I was a little taken aback I thought it was going to be another dumb movie where man acted so macho and kill each other) but managed to sit down and watch the entire movie. Then I repeated it couple more times. I know that I had made a wrong judgement. It's the kind of movie that had a deeper meaning than it looks like and the one that gets better each time you see it. Expand
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Dimitris01Oct 17, 2013
It is original and unpredictable and has good performances but its ideas are horrible: strong minorities should impose their will upon society and freedom is connected with violence and primal instincts. argonautis.eu
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Gamer147Oct 5, 2013
WHAT? I don't have time to write a review, but THE CRITICS ARE BS! I'll say that again.
THE CRITICS ARE ****
This movie is my favorite movie, it's amazing in all the right way, WATCH IT RIGHT NOW screw the critics.
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NBAluke579Sep 26, 2013
One of the most overrated movies ever made. Fight Club has gathered a massive cult following over the years and while I understand that, I feel the film is immature and even self indulgent. I don't think it's a bad movie though. It featuresOne of the most overrated movies ever made. Fight Club has gathered a massive cult following over the years and while I understand that, I feel the film is immature and even self indulgent. I don't think it's a bad movie though. It features stylish cinematography, and the themes the movie contains definitely pertain to the type of society we are in. I like David Fincher as a director and I'm a huge fan of Se7en, as well as some of his other movies but Fight Club just misses the mark. The movie just feels juvenile,and too convoluted to truly become a modern "Masterpiece". If you truly want a movie with something intelligent to say your best bet is to look elsewhere. My rating: 6.5/10 Expand
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SailookSep 10, 2013
Fight Club is my very favorite movie. It's kind of life-changing. Great pictures, colors, actors and the idea combined with a genius music (btw for this I recommend you http://fightclubsoundtrack.com/ where you can listen to this for free)Fight Club is my very favorite movie. It's kind of life-changing. Great pictures, colors, actors and the idea combined with a genius music (btw for this I recommend you http://fightclubsoundtrack.com/ where you can listen to this for free) make a masterpiece of a cinematography. Expand
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oz2013Sep 3, 2013
"The first rule of Fight Club is..." From director David Fincher comes the modern cult classic Fight Club; a smart, provocative film that tackles modern culture and social issues in a daring and innovative way. The cast is outstanding; Brad"The first rule of Fight Club is..." From director David Fincher comes the modern cult classic Fight Club; a smart, provocative film that tackles modern culture and social issues in a daring and innovative way. The cast is outstanding; Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter all deliver seminal performances. And, enough cannot be said about how brilliantly crafted the film is; it takes several viewings to absorb it all and really appreciate how well-thought-out everything is. Fight Club offers insightful social satire while delivering an intense and captivating drama with an amazing plot twist. Expand
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lucaccbAug 12, 2013
masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece
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jannchuAug 9, 2013
Definetly in my movie-toplist. Very good adaption of the book. I love the story and the actors, great play. For me it was really a mind-changing experience.
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SealJul 22, 2013
Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, how could you? I fear you just don't understand it. Well the audience obviously has proven its good taste here so consider yourselves proven wrong by the User Score. No offense though, I just had to say it :D
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BradySmithJul 5, 2013
Brilliantly realized nonsense, Fight Club is one of the most highly stylized and energetic movies ever made. I can only imagine how impressively innovative it must have seemed when it first came out, with its surreally pulsating soundtrack,Brilliantly realized nonsense, Fight Club is one of the most highly stylized and energetic movies ever made. I can only imagine how impressively innovative it must have seemed when it first came out, with its surreally pulsating soundtrack, constant miniature sucker punches, and wildly inspired direction. The performances are all darkly comical and Nortan's character is an amusingly disturbed individual. It's not perfect however. It has a twist ending that descends the story into complete, albeit entertaining, stupidity, it packs on way too much sexually immoral content, and lacks any true meaning despite its constant insistence that it does. It also slows down too much during some sections. These flaws would normally sink a movie's score a lot further down and even kill some outright, but Fight club is so entertaining in a hyper macho off kilter sort of way, so well made, and so memorable in ways that few movies can ever achieve that in the end they're not detrimental to the film's overall quality. I have to say, Fight Club is some sort of flawed, but brilliant classic. But don't watch it unless you're mature and old enough to not be scarred by some of the film's immoral or violent material. Expand
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oblique15Jun 10, 2013
I don`t care if the point of this movie is deep. It`s still a movie with guys just running around doing pointless crap! This is Dumb and Dumber the serious version.
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Skullgirlsfan13Jun 1, 2013
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Fight club is a very interesting film to talk about, seeing in how it talks about such a hot subject and has lots of messages and meanings. I will try however to try and simplify as much as I can. Fight club is about an insomniac who meets this guy who then gets him to form a fight club. From that it sounds pretty simple, but in actuality it's a bit more complex. He starts joining therapy sessions merely for the thrill, I know it's strange right? But apparently the thrill is that he can finally try and show some emotions. I guess that this is here to later show up in the film, like how they talk about his life is meaningless and he only goes along with curve to get by. A lot like the catcher in the Rye. Once we are introduced to Tyler Durden the film starts to become much more interesting, and I think that's a good joke as well. Brad Pitt does a great job of being this leader of anarchy, he's charismatic, and has the right attitude to approaching people to join his cause. Edward Norton however is uninteresting, but that's the point, and I guess that's a pass in my book. One of the most famous parts of this movie figuring out who Tyler Durden really is, and when you find know it makes everything you just scene even more weird. Also the themes it tries to convey are bit too complicated or not that well thought out. I really do like this film, and I think it is a very good movie, but I think again that it may be saying a bit too much or not making sense. Expand
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JacobMay 14, 2013
Fight Club is a great film. It is well made with its interesting characters, fascinating story with a cool/shocking twist, and some interesting ideas about are society are put forth. Only people I can think who would not appreciate this movieFight Club is a great film. It is well made with its interesting characters, fascinating story with a cool/shocking twist, and some interesting ideas about are society are put forth. Only people I can think who would not appreciate this movie are people who are squeamish and whose minds lack the ability to grasp an intricate story (so no little kids). This film is for an older crowd. So overall, I really enjoyed this movie. It kept me engaged, surprised, shocked, and made me think. It is really well made and I will definitely see it a couple more times in the future. With more viewings this film will probably only get better and better. Expand
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TylerDsCreationMay 10, 2013
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Lots of movies try to be daring. Lots of movies try to be hyper stylized, interestingly crafted, confusingly brilliant, and narratively abstract. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, actually I love different, but what I'm trying to say is that everyone tries to be "the first" and no one does a better job at creating something like that than Fight Club.
Fight Club is the definitive perfect movie. Not one movie does what this movie has accomplished and I don't think any other movie will ever do something like this again. It's the exact definition of abstract and I think that is a beautiful thing. There's a lot I have to say about this movie because this one is very near and dear to my heart and I know it is with a lot of other people too, but I also know that a good amount of people also hate this movie, but that's just part of the beauty. It has the unique ability to both be worshiped, and be despised all at the same time. I'm a worshiper.
If you haven't seen Fight Club you will probably guess that it's all about two guys who create a club that lets people release their aggression by beating each other to a pulp. Well, that is a part of it, but a surprisingly very small one. That's just the background, not only is Fight Club one of the most narratively abstract movies I have ever seen, it is also the movie with the most underlying themes. Fight Club is about much, much more than just fighting.
You may have heard the line, "this is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time." Well, I live by that line, literally. This was also the first lesson that I picked up from this film full of great lessons, you have to live your life to the fullest. You shouldn't care what other people think, do it for yourself and do it quick because the clocks ticking. This brings us to our next lesson. Edward Norton plays the main character known as "the narrator." We meet him as a traveling automobile company employee who has insomnia. This character is a very interesting character because he goes through a very large change throughout the movie. Before he meets Tyler Durden he is known as the "everyman." He is emotionally unstable and he tends to put all of his worries and fears into his possessions and he is one of those people who has to hold onto his structure and have everything straight and tidy and it becomes a problem. That is the next lesson, you have to let go. The average human is stuck in a box going about their average days going through their daily cycles until they go to bed, and they could be doing a lot more. "You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake." So embrace that and use it to your advantage. Embrace the fact that God may not like you, "we are God's unwanted children, so be it!"
Now let’s talk about Tyler Durden for a second. This guy is indisputably the coolest character in all of movies, ever. You see him and your just like, I want to be him. The best part about him is that he is relatable in the strangest way. I can relate to him although he is completely insane. Even though he is completely insane, he does in a way symbolize all of us, but in our most free state. Tyler Durden is free; he is chaos, which is the exact opposite of Edward Norton. This then ties in with our next theme, freedom. The fight club that is created is in every way illegal, and the whole point of it is to get away from all the rules and your dull and normal life. “At the end of a fight, nothing is resolved yet nothing matters.” That tells you everything you need to know about these people. The first two rules are “you do not talk about Fight Club,” as you probably know. Rules? Yes, there are rules in fight club, but rules are meant to be broken. How can Fight Club spread if no one talks about it? That’s the point; Fight Club thrives on the breaking of its own rules because the whole point of it is to set you free from rules. It’s not even with those first two rules either. In the movie there is a fight between Edward Norton and this other guy and Norton literally beats the living hell out of him breaking the third rule, “when someone says stop, or goes limp the fight is over.” Afterward Norton says that he was feeling destructively beautiful and that’s all that matter in the end.
Fight Club is a movie for the generations. It is a cult masterpiece that will never seize to amaze and disturb its viewers. It is a polarizing film and I am proud to say that I am a part of the following. Never believe that it’s all about the fighting, it’s not. It’s about much, much more than that and even with all the blood and violence; this movie shines as a disturbingly beautiful film. David Fincher does an outstanding job with the directing which is masterful to say the least and the two leads kill it. Plus with a surprise twist that you will never see coming, this movie just brings more and more to the table. A brilliant and yes, beautiful film that I wish to show my children one day.
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voidersApr 30, 2013
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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ViperspiderApr 26, 2013
Extremely over-hyped. The first hour is mind-numbingly boring, the rest is a mediocre story about terrorism with a stupid plot twist which makes you wonder why people joined the fight club at the very start..
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ExKingMar 30, 2013
it's one of the movies that you get to see once a life-time i loved the story and how anyone can relate to it Edward Norton did an amazing job and it was the first movie that i actually enjoyed brad pitt acting.
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Rox22Mar 27, 2013
A pretty fine movie that was brilliant in its day. Still is to a lesser extent. Fight Club was clever and well written with fantastic performances from Norton And Pitt. Oddly a rather decent performance from Meatloaf as well? Who knew?!?!A pretty fine movie that was brilliant in its day. Still is to a lesser extent. Fight Club was clever and well written with fantastic performances from Norton And Pitt. Oddly a rather decent performance from Meatloaf as well? Who knew?!?! Aside from the main cast and one or two of the side characters, no one else is really that developed and the movie plays out more like a fantasy than actual events, which contradicts the realistic tone it sets. Breaking the 4th wall is something I love to see in movies and is extremely rare to see in anything that isn't a comedy. Overall: Fight Club is an utterly brilliant movie that is almost perfect. A few minor flaws here and there, but nothing that really ruins it. A must see. Expand
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MalandrinMar 25, 2013
An excellent movie. I praise it and can't recommend it enough. I can't believe that Mr. Fincher did that movie AND "The Curious Case of Benjamin button".
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MCotsalasMar 19, 2013
A movie that at first glance looks like some beat-em-up comedy-drama with Brad Pitt, is soooo much more after you watch it. Check it out, although you may have to re-watch it to understand the deeper meaning involved.
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S_tribeMar 15, 2013
Don't let it's seemingly block-headed name and average critic score fool you, Fight Club is an excellent film which deals with the desperate struggle of a disillusioned generation of men who can no longer find meaning in their material lives.Don't let it's seemingly block-headed name and average critic score fool you, Fight Club is an excellent film which deals with the desperate struggle of a disillusioned generation of men who can no longer find meaning in their material lives. This is yet another example of an exceptional film where bad reviews are the result of either an awesome failure to understand the movie or an exceptionally arrogant and indignant revolt against its highly confronting themes. Expand
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GarianFeb 28, 2013
This movie was amazing, it was hilarious at times, it was gripping, the story was very well done and I was always left anticipating what would happen next, trying to put all the pieces of the non-linear narrative together as a spectator wasThis movie was amazing, it was hilarious at times, it was gripping, the story was very well done and I was always left anticipating what would happen next, trying to put all the pieces of the non-linear narrative together as a spectator was fun, yes, fun, to do. Expand
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imthenoobFeb 7, 2013
The guy's film of all guy's films imo. Great acting by the cast, Solid action, and a great plot make Fight Club not only a seriously underrated movie but also a cult classic.
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WeaselboystFeb 6, 2013
A great commentary on consumerism. It's one with style and action. The characters are strangely interesting and the camerawork and effects are top-notch. This movie goes all out with its message, no holds barred.
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