Foxcatcher movie review

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The award winning movie 'Foxcatcher' is out and if we are right it was one of the most awaited one as well… largely because of the critical acclaim and awards it managed to bag.


Foxcatcher is based on the true story of John E Du Pont, the billionaire who took it upon himself to mentor the US Olympic wrestling team in the run-up to the 1988 Seoul Games, and created a state-of-the-art training facility for them at his palatial family home, Foxcatcher Farm. It largely revolves around relationship between Olympic wrestling champions and brothers, Dave and Mark Schultz and a troubled and eccentric member of the wealthiest family in America, John DuPont.


Aside from three outstanding performances this critically acclaimed movie is long, slow and very disappointing. I would say one is constantly intrigued but never fully engaged. Everything becomes slower and less interesting. Although the movie is decent, it feels kind of pointless. Mark Ruffalo is superb, as usual, in a pivotal supporting role, but the real to be seen is Channing Tatum. The guy shows us here that he really can act. He is undoubtedly the best reason to endure 'Foxcatcher'.


However, having said that - it’s not an easy movie to be made. The way director constructs tension and dark side of the story is simply brilliant without lot of shosha baaji in the scenes. The film excels in directing because it doesn't takes the easy way, it's a master class on how to create a minimal, subtle and elegant thriller.


Thoroughly written, directed and acted. "Foxcatcher" is Bennett Miller's finest work, and Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum and the incredible Steve Carell are at top of their game. Not a masses one and if you are looking for an entertainer... this is surely not for you.

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