ByNathan Archer, writer at

Foxcatcher tells the true story of an accomplished wrestler who has received none of his deserved fame as he has been overshadowed by his teammate/brother; he decides he wants to change this when his is approached by a wealthy businessman who wants to mentor him to prepare him for the next Olympics. Foxcatcher stars Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Carell and Sienna Miller.

There are a lot of positives to this film, which include: fantastic acting, great story, brilliant direction, great pacing and an amazingly dark tone. To expand, the acting from the three leads is brilliant and gives a new perspective on Steve Carell's acting talent and Channing Tatum's dramatic talent; everyone is convincing in their roles and Steve Carell steals the show as the haunting character he plays. One of the best things about this film is the direction as the director treats the audience with intelligence and so you have to pay close attention to what's happening to understand character's motivations as nothing is ever properly explained. The tone is very dark and suits the style of the film, it also drew me into the film and made me intrigued in the story; the story in this film is very layered and develops its characters very well and takes the study of that development and makes it a primary part of the film.

There is also one negative that I can think of which is that it has pretty slow story progression, the way the film is paced is expertly done keeping the tension and my interest while still developing the characters perfectly. However it is still worth pointing out that the plot progresses slowly but as I have said before it doesn't bother me too much if I get hooked in the film and everything else is great.

Overall I really enjoyed this film as it was a very intriguing character study that has a very shocking ending (and this was a true story) so taking everything into consideration I rate this film:



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