Lists: Drama, Thriller, Biopic

Brief Synopsis: "The story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz and how paranoid schizophrenic John duPont killed his brother, Olympic Champion Dave Schultz."

Overall Ranking: 1058 (Rank from 2014: # 47)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 38.1%
Regular 52.38%
Half-Popped 9.52%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Tom Little of Digital Shortbread94(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10192(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - Technically brilliant but emotionally cold
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Cue dot Confessions Michael Scott88(full review)
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin88(full review)
Paul's Trip To The Movies88(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Minnesota Man85 - True crime dramas dont get much better than this impressive examination of personal and professional obsession.
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Rob from GuysFilmQuest83
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Movie Waffler Eric Hillis80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Shala Thomas75(full review)
Dave Examines Movies74(full review)
Sean Kelly70(full review)
Stewart Hoffman70(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown70 - Foxcatcher is one intense thriller that's got plenty of film critics fawning all over it. There's just one tiny problem. I'm not one of them.
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Bryan Lienesch65 - Where the film would have you believe it's being meticulous, it's actually just dragging it's feet. The fact that Ruffalo, Tatum, and Carrell all turn in remarkable performances is wasted by the fact that you're constantly looking at your watch.
Citizen Charlie61(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine56.6 - Steve Carell plays the wealthy, eccentric, oddball, murderer John du Pont with perhaps a little too much characterization. Everyone's been praising Carell for losing himself in a dramatic roll; but for me, the transformative hair, prosthetic nose, extensive makeup, small teeth and overly stiff upward tilt of the head, is all a bit distracting. I think it should've been cast with someone more naturally weird and unattractive. It would have been a perfect role for the sadly deceased Philip Seymour Hoffman.
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People Involved

  • Channing Tatum (Mark Schultz)
  • Steve Carell (John du Pont)
  • Mark Ruffalo (David Schultz)
  • Anthony Michael Hall ()
  • Sienna Miller (Nancy Schultz)
  • Vanessa Redgrave ()
  • (Director)
  • (Director)
  • Bennett Miller (Director)