Foxcatcher (2014) – Movie Review

January 10, 2015 5:04 am by
Foxcatcher movie poster - Big Fat Kill

Overview

The true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz who decides to get justice after schizophrenic John duPont killed his brother, Olympic Champion Dave Schultz.

Cast

  • Channing Tatum - Mark Schultz
  • Steve Carell - John du Pont
  • Anthony Michael Hall -
  • Mark Ruffalo -David Schultz

Director

  • Bennett Miller

Review

Excellent performances by the 3 leads (especially Ruffalo) and a refreshing change for Carrell but the story lacks a dramatic punch which given the events portrayed it shouldn’t.

It’s a slow burner and focuses on Mark Schultz and Du Ponts relationship but doesn’t really give an insight in why Du Pont acts the way he does. His paranoid schizophrenia. Because of this the climax feels somewhat confused and rushed.

It’s o.k and I’m sure it will feature at the Oscars but Birdman and the Imitation Game are superior in all aspects.

3.0 Stars (3.0 / 5)

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