Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 44 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  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. 100
    The triumph of Foxcatcher is not in the subject but in its art. The clear-eyed compassion and moral intelligence of Miller’s film brings sense to the senseless, and finds the human pulse behind the tabloid shock. It’s not a movie to make you feel good, but, at moments, it reminds you what goodness is.
  4. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Sep 23, 2014
    88
    Of Bennett Miller's many directorial feats, his canniest is his depiction of the precariousness of bonds, and how those bonds can shift, drastically yet almost imperceptibly.
  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: Kyle Smith
    Nov 12, 2014
    75
    Mesmerizing, eerie and unpredictably weird.
  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.

See all 44 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
  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. Dec 26, 2014
    9
    Foxcatcher is mesmerizing, sad and profound. I am old enough to know how it ends, yet I was fascinated throughout. It is a statement aboutFoxcatcher is mesmerizing, sad and profound. I am old enough to know how it ends, yet I was fascinated throughout. It is a statement about the fragility of people who, on the outside, have everything and about the brokenness that comes from loss that neither money or accomplishment can cure. Steve Carell's John DuPont is creepy, Channing Tatum's Mark Shultz is tortured success and Mark Ruffalo's Dave Shultz is admirable, accomplished and good (DuPont's opposite). I am old enough to remember how the story ends, but I was fascinated until the very, bitter end. Expand
  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. Dec 9, 2014
    6
    Foxcatcher will go down as my greatest disappointment of 2014. It is a psychological drama completely devoid of psychological exploration,Foxcatcher will go down as my greatest disappointment of 2014. It is a psychological drama completely devoid of psychological exploration, and buoyed only by the might of the three leads. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2014
    4
    Directed by Bennett Miller, FOXCATCHER is one of those films that feel serious and important until you realize there's nothing going on behindDirected by Bennett Miller, FOXCATCHER is one of those films that feel serious and important until you realize there's nothing going on behind a very impressive facade. Like his earlier film CAPOTE, Miller wants to make some sort of statement about America, class difference, politics and all that jazz but unfortunately, the film has about as many insights as a freshman high school student who has just discovered the world around him. The odd is never odd enough. The sad never sad enough. The film is loaded with American flags but so what? Sadly, the three main performances also fall flat. They too are more surface. The actors never inhabit their roles fully or lead us down a path of anything that might provide insight or clarity. Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2014
    4
    Yes, incredible performances (Tatum, Ruffalo), but the pacing is off-putting and while it's a deliberate choice to make the performancesYes, incredible performances (Tatum, Ruffalo), but the pacing is off-putting and while it's a deliberate choice to make the performances awkward and disturbing, it did the reverse and never allowed me to get into the story, which is not all that interesting to begin with. Yes, an unsettling film, but not disturbing. The 2:20 runtime for the deliberate pacing is not worth the sacrifice and the overall film and experience suffers greatly. The totality of the film feels very forced and unnatural. And I really wanted to appreciate this film. Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2014
    0
    I'm was so excited to see this movie and it sucked. it was so slow, I felt nothing for the characters and i had no flippin idea what was theI'm was so excited to see this movie and it sucked. it was so slow, I felt nothing for the characters and i had no flippin idea what was the rationale or motives for a lot of the characters. Other than seeing Steve C in makeup, playing a straight character, albeit a caricature of sorts, there wasn't a whole lot here. I was expecting some major revelation or something, but it never came. engaging at times, yes... would i ever see it again or recommend it... no. Expand

See all 26 User Reviews

Showtimes

To get showtimes near you, enter your zip code.