Drama Thriller - This is a dark, slow, talky drama, quite unlike the work star Steve
known for, and it shows the more serious side of him and co-stars
Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. While language is minimal and
violence brief, drug use and dark and adult subject matter make this
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average "Foxcatcher" proves impossible to embrace because of fundamental miscalculations in performance, direction and makeup, along with a certain clumsiness in the way that it tries to make some kind of grand statement about American values, or the lack thereof. If I had to make a list of movies I'm saddest about not having liked, this would rank near the top.
NY PostFull Review Good ...as a character study "Foxcatcher" is mesmerizing, eerie and unpredictably weird. The heart of the movie is the chilly, woozy, mistrustful relationship between Mark and du Pont, the details of which the director leaves somewhat fuzzy.
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Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling
in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du
Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train
for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out
of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent
wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.
With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at
Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win
the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother (Vanessa
The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor
as a father figure. But du Pont's mercurial personality and psychological
gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark's shaky self-esteem, undermining his
abilities on the mat. When du Pont's favoritism shifts to brother Dave - who
possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack - the trio is
propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.