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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.
Action - The title says it all--this is a drama about underground fighting,
a number of brutal action scenes. While aimed at the young male
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.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
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.
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.