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Fighting (2009) Murderously dull stretches of dialogue suck most of the fun out of this sloppy drama about a country boy (Channing Tatum) trying to make a… 2009-04-24 PG-13 PT105M Action/Adventure Drama Channing Tatum Terrence Howard
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Fighting (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Fists of Fury Channing Tatum pulls back for a punch in Fighting
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Fists of Fury Channing Tatum pulls back for a punch in Fighting
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Apr 24, 2009; Rated: PG-13; Length: 105 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama; With: Channing Tatum

Murderously dull stretches of dialogue suck most of the fun out of this sloppy drama about a country boy (Channing Tatum) trying to make a buck in the big city by moonlighting as an underground prizefighter. To be fair, they didn't call the movie Talking. The bare-knuckle smackdowns at the heart of Fighting are crowd-pleasers: spasms of clumsy grappling and butcher-shop sound effects that all but knock the wind out of you. And Tatum, a putty-face hunk with a neck like a ham hock, shows an offhand ease on camera that would've come in handy if he were playing an actual character instead of a life-size Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot. C–

Originally posted Apr 22, 2009