United Artists | Release Date: April 28, 1978 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 10 Critics
Positive:
4
Mixed:
6
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I found myself reasonably absorbed in this grown-up though not sufficiently lived-in and thought-through entertainment. [01 May 1978, p.45]
50
F.I.S.T. may be given patronizing credit for reflecting some vague desire to do an important picture about the perils of corruption within the American political system. Unfortunately, it can't be given credit for realizing that desire with much skill or credibility. [26 Apr 1978, p.B1]
50
Gripping to watch but ultimately misses the target. [29 Apr 1978]
40
The wrong people made this movie, and its failure rankles. It's a handsomely designed, beautifully photographed production full of good actors who have been asked to play their roles in unfailingly hackneyed fashion. [01 May 1978, p.89]