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Generally favorable reviews- based on 222 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    May 23, 2014
    100
    It is a gripping film: horrible, scary and desperately sad.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Nov 13, 2014
    100
    The hypnotic and haunting Foxcatcher can prove its worth as one of the year's very best films. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo give the performances of their lives.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Jan 14, 2015
    100
    Miller unravels this story with the grim inevitability of a death row vigil, but not without flashes of sly humor.
  4. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    May 20, 2014
    88
    Nothing short of fascinating.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Nov 13, 2014
    80
    Foxcatcher is a radical departure from Mr. Miller’s previous feature, the smart and entertaining “Moneyball.” It isn’t meant as conventional entertainment, but it’s fascinating to watch from start to finish.
  6. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Nov 15, 2014
    70
    As powerful as Foxcatcher can be scene to scene, there’s something maddeningly indistinct about it at times, as if the details that would make it all make sense remain somehow inaccessible to us.
  7. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    May 23, 2014
    40
    Once Miller lays all his cards on the table, however, you realize you haven’t been watching people struggling with the very real temptations of unchecked privilege, so much as fumbling blindly in a glib, gloomy satire of American exceptionalism.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 63
  2. Negative: 12 out of 63
  1. Nov 15, 2014
    10
    Thoroughly written, directed and acted. "Foxcatcher" is Bennett Miller's finest work, and Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum and the incredibleThoroughly written, directed and acted. "Foxcatcher" is Bennett Miller's finest work, and Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum and the incredible Steve Carell are at top of their game. One of the best films of the year! Expand
  2. Jan 23, 2015
    9
    If you want to see Steve Carell being a creepy **** then this is the movie for you. If you want to see wrestlers grapple and slap each otherIf you want to see Steve Carell being a creepy **** then this is the movie for you. If you want to see wrestlers grapple and slap each other on the head and eat cake and smash mirrors and run through forests and observe the equine wildlife through binoculars and inhale cocaine and respect the bird wildlife and watch the history of the du pont family then this is the movie for you. If you want to see channing tatum hit himself repeatedly then this is the movie for you.

    For me it had to be Mark ruffalos neck beard that made this a must watch for me. Ruffalo's beard's performance was outstanding, it completely overshadowed Tatum's performance.

    This movie gets a 9.734 out of ten for me but metacritic will only let me give whole number score so i give it 10. Congratulations ruffalo beard.
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  3. Dec 14, 2014
    8
    It may be a bit too minimalist in nature for some, but underneath its eerily simplistic and quiet veneer lurks an explosive psychological warIt may be a bit too minimalist in nature for some, but underneath its eerily simplistic and quiet veneer lurks an explosive psychological war film with brilliantly nuanced performances and striking imagery. Expand
  4. Jan 11, 2015
    6
    Like many on here, I was expecting a bit more from this movie. The character development opportunities were there but not taken and I'm prettyLike many on here, I was expecting a bit more from this movie. The character development opportunities were there but not taken and I'm pretty sure Dupont/young Schultz collectively only spoke a dozen times in the movie after being the main focus in the first. I was a bit disappointed overall but I can't deny the acting was solid. Expand
  5. Feb 21, 2015
    5
    so here I go....i love how it made fun a wrestling and made tatum punch his face to commit.....but it seemed like a cocaine commercial and aso here I go....i love how it made fun a wrestling and made tatum punch his face to commit.....but it seemed like a cocaine commercial and a way to show people that steve carell is funny and nuanced i guess even if hes playing a disturbed character....it did make fun of cocaine a little in that afterwards they seemed gay with the blonde tips and the chair scene and overall it was hard not to look away...worth seeing if your someone like me and I'm actually thinking that twitter is lame due to Mark Shultz...It's like buddy, your not the only person this is for... Expand
  6. Nov 22, 2014
    4
    Despite gorgeous cinematography and outstanding performances by Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and (especially) Channing Tatum, this laboriouslyDespite gorgeous cinematography and outstanding performances by Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and (especially) Channing Tatum, this laboriously paced, tediously written biopic tragedy offers little more than a meandering, largely pointless story. The film's surprisingly thin narrative seeks to pass off underdevelopment as nuance through a needlessly bloated script and countless scenes of silent emoting and scant dialogue. Easily one of the most overrated offerings of this year's awards season. Expand
  7. Feb 19, 2015
    0
    The foxcatchers is the worst movie I have ever seen. it is far from being entertainment. Why Steve Carroll agreed to take on the role of thisThe foxcatchers is the worst movie I have ever seen. it is far from being entertainment. Why Steve Carroll agreed to take on the role of this depressing, debased loser is baffling. There is absolutely nothing redeeming or inspirational in this meaningless tale of an egotistical man trying desperately to hone in on enjoyment of athletic success. My wife argued that this was based on a true story. This only proves that most true stories don't bear repeating and are certainly not worthy of being turned into a mIiovie. I left this movie three times and only came back to get my wife. This movie was not just a waste of time; it was a waste of effort. The movie's makers must have been demented if they reckoned anyone would enjoy this cinematic crap. Expand

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