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At Theaters: 4/24/2009 On Video: 8/25/2009
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 45 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 539917
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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A small town boy comes to New York City with nothing, when Harvey offers him help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership. Harvey introduces him to the corrupt bare-knuckle circuit where he becomes almost an overnight star. But if he hopes to escape the world he has found himself in, he must face the toughest fight of his life.
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Action - The title says it all--this is a drama about underground fighting, with a number of brutal action scenes. While aimed at the young male action crowd, there are a number of slow dramatic scenes, and while the bloodshed is limited (this is PG-13 rated), the fights do get rough.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Channing Tatum STOP-LOSS, STEP UP, SHE'S THE MAN
Terrence Howard IRON MAN, THE PERFECT HOLIDAY, AWAKE
Brian White STOMP THE YARD, MR. 3000
Luis Guzman NOTHING LIKE THE HOLIDAYS, WAR, FAST FOOD NATION
Zulay Henao FEEL THE NOISE
Wri/Dir: Dito Montiel A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS
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About The Production
Preparing For Battle
Locations of Fighting
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 17 S-words, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Brutal fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Brutal fights.
COMEDY: Old lady humor.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good 'Fighting' is not a cinematic breakthrough. But it is much more involving than I thought it would be.

USA Today Full Review
Below Average Fighting seriously lacks punch.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 73 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
20
Very High
95%
13-19Teens (F)
22
Very High
95%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
About 50/50
88%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
Fairly High
67%
30+Adults (M)
7
Fairly Low
43%
30+Adults (F)
7
High
86%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 73 moviegoers:
TEENS:Over half the males absolutely loved "Fighting." About half of the remaining males rated it above average. The others rated it "Good/Average," which is a bit low. The female reviews are very similar.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The male reviews are a bit disappointing considering this movie is targeted at males. Only about half truly enjoyed it. Half of the remaining half only rated it "Good/Average" and the rest rated it below average. The female reviews show that two-thirds enjoyed it and the rest rated it below average.
ADULTS:The males reviews are very disappointing. Only two of the seven enjoyed it. Three rated it as average and the others rated it below average to poor. The females rated it much better. Six of the seven reviews are very high. Only one was disappointed.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership. 

As Shawn's manager, Harvey introduces him to the corrupt bare-knuckle circuit, where rich men bet on disposable pawns. Almost overnight, he becomes a star brawler, taking down professional boxers, mixed martial arts champs and ultimate fighters in a series of staggeringly intense bouts. But if Shawn ever hopes to escape the dark world in which he's found himself, he must now face the toughest fight of his life.
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