First Run Features | Release Date: August 24, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
83
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Universal acclaim based on 17 Critics
Positive:
16
Mixed:
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A humane and precociously wise documentary by the young Los Angeles director Amir Bar-Lev.
90
It's moving; but it's also endlessly engaging, uproariously funny at moments, informative, and eventually touching in ways one might not have expected.
88
Bar-Lev has created a film remarkable in its ability to capture both the worst and best of human nature.
75
In the end, Fighter, despite its newsreel footage, is less a document of wartime experience than of the mentality one needs to maintain in order to be a fighter.