Fighter, The

Lists: Drama, Biopic, Boxing, Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019

Brief Synopsis: "The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime."

Overall Ranking: 322 (Rank from 2010: # 9)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 72.73%
Regular 18.18%
Half-Popped 9.09%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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HC Movie Reviews100(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown100(full review)
Kevin McCarthy95(full review)
Patrick Devitt90
Bryan Lienesch89 - Christian Bale is nothing short of phenomenal in this movie. If for no other reason, watch it to watch him.
Dan O'Neill85 - The Fighter may be a story you have seen before, but the inspired direction, and amazing ensemble performances from this cast, make this treat, a fun-filled, entertaining boxing movie, that made us realize we missed this genre too much.
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Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
Lisa Marie Bowman85(full review)
Movie Evangelist80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
David Baruffi61

People Involved

  • Mark Wahlberg (Irish Mickey Ward)
  • Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund)
  • Amy Adams (Charlene)
  • Melissa Leo (Alice)
  • Dendrie Taylor (Gail Red Dog Eckland Carney)
  • Jack McGee (George Ward)
  • Bianca Hunter (Cathy Pork Eklund)
  • Erica McDermott (Cindy Tar Eklund)
  • Jenna Lamia (Sherri Ward)
  • Caitlin Dwyer (Kasie Ward)
  • Chanty Sok (Karen)
  • David O. Russell (Director)