#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he’s discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager, Harvey Boarden. He soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn’t cheat and that seems to be a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival.
Plot: Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.
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Channing Tatum is better than this
When Dito Montiel first came out with A Guide to Recognising Your Saints. I was blown away by the performance of Channing Tatum, touting him to be the next big thing. After this I’m not so sure. Poor man’s Rocky and Fight Club put together. Not a good film at all. I sat in the cinema and I knew exactly, how this film was going to end. Poor script, poor acting and very predictable story. In my opinion it’s a remake to the Jean Claude Van Damme movie, A.W.O.L. Channing Tatum mostly mumbles his way through the movie. Channing Tatum is better than this, as is Terence Howard who is a very good actor, but he was just passable with his role. Luiz Guzman and Roger Guenver Smith were seriously underused and these are two actors I’ve enjoyed watching over the years. Brian J White was decent as the Apollo Creed type bad guy and did well with what he had. I thought the love interest was flimsy at best and the fight scenes though believable, could’ve been a bit better. What Montiel does do well with this movie is capture New York. He does by showing us, in a documentary type fashion, that New York is still one of the greatest cities in the world and it will never lose it’s identity. All in all, I would save this movie for another rainy Saturday evening on DVD, because it’s barely worthy of a cinematic release.
Delivers with intentions
Fighting offers a very little actual plot here, besides the contrived narrative that strings together the various fight sequences. It’s so forced and implausible that we’re never drawn into the story at all. Each fight is in a distinct setting, and each has its own painful brutality to it. Alas, the climactic rooftop showdown is rather dull; much better is the marble hallway brawl against a kinetic Asian opponent . he has four fights throughout the entire film which is not many considering that the title is called “Fighting”. Though some were pretty good it wasn’t that good. The last fight was the best and had the most point and story.
The best thing about the film is Tatum’s interaction with Howard, who offers a full-on, layered performance that actually makes the whole film worth seeing. The heart of the film is the relationship between these two men, but the script seems afraid to explore it in any real depth. Instead, it tilts toward the unconvincing romance between Shawn and Zulay. As noted by others, the acting is pretty bad and the dialogue doesn’t help much either. The film was also very predictable through.
Also the characters ween’t very developed at all. We barely know anything about the main characters. For the majority of the film, the only thing we know about Shawn’s past is that he left Birmingham to escape Daddy issues, but there’s so little depth to the character otherwise. We learn the most about Shawn when he runs into Evan Bailey (Brian White), an arrogant acquaintance from his past, and you can immediately figure out where things are going to go, confirmed 45 minutes later after that initial meeting with the revelation that Evan is an extreme fighter,. We also don’t know much about Harvey. At first it seemed like he was a bad guy and wanting to scam Shawn but throughout the film he seems to be on his side. ============ As a rewatch (06/20/18′), Fighting is a certain film with more depth as it grows. Upon initial watch, opinions have changed over the years. The film is more so a slow based drama than a strictly fighting film, which is a main reason for panning from critics and fans. Rating changed from 3 to 7. Recommend for fans willing to give the film another chance. Although with its flaws, the film has a steady pace and grows upon several watches.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Director Dito Montiel
Writer Robert Munic, Dito Montiel
Actors Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Zulay Henao, Michael Rivera
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Rogue Pictures, Scion Films, Relativity
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras
Laboratory Modern VideoFilm (digital intermediate), Technicolor (film processing)
Film Length 2,890 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A