Fight Club

8.82 h 19 min1999X-RayR
HD. Brad Pitt and Edward Norton star in this daring, controversial tale about a violent revolt against capitalism and corporate culture.
David Fincher
Brad PittEdward NortonHelena Bonham Carter
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Meat Loaf AdayJared Leto
Ross Grayson BellArt LinsonLaura ZiskinCean Chaffin
20th Century Fox
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Tyler DurdenReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I'm not sure where to begin. Is it perhaps the irony of buying a consumer product that speaks to the ills of consumerism? Yet I see in Fight Club the greatest gift to society. I see in it the solution to the world's present state of permanent adolescence.

Never before has a generation so diligently recorded themselves accomplishing so little. Society has us chasing 'likes' and 'shares' so we can feel more important than we are. We're posting photos of our food as if what we had for dinner defines us a person. We treat elections like reality TV shows. We're paying for higher education in order to get jobs that pay for our higher education. We believe we are all going to be social media stars and movie gods. But we won't. What we think is anti-establishment is establishment. We've become the thing that we stood against.

All this potential, being squandered. I'm thinking Fight Club is what we really need. If you open your mind and let go, it will change your life. It will have you sizing people up. You'll start wearing more red. You'll look at ads and start asking "why?" You'll get in better shape, not for others, but for yourself. You'll realize a controlling woman is the last thing you need in your life. You'll appreciate soap. You'll laugh at others trying to get the perfect selfie. You'll start thinking for yourself.

Trust me,
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Eboni JewelReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Socioeconomic majority creating problems out of boredom.
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I was given this movie to watch for a counseling class as an example of existentialism. Perfect example of the racial and socioeconomic majority creating problems because they have none otherwise out of boredom to give their life meaning. The entire time watching I was thinking, "Wouldn't it be nice to have so few problems I had to create some."
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Lady Talena Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
A Low-budget, Overrated, Predictable, Waste of time - Spoiler
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I waited a while to finally see this movie after going through a list of "Top Twist Ending Movies" that I downloaded and planned to watch later. First, this was not what I consider to be a "twist". The movie was written so poorly, that if you have plain common sense, it's not hard to figure everything out 10 -15 minutes in. After the Narrator he mentions he suffers of insomnia, you already know that this movie happens entirely in his imagination. Yes...spoiler, because if you haven't seen this, don't waste your won't miss much.

I also did not like the movie set where all of the scenes took place. Actually there was no set. Everything was done in a very low budget-y "we-have-no-money-to-build-a-set-so-let's-just-use-an-old-abandoned-crack-house-for-free" kind of way. Looks like it was filmed in one spot where you were constantly being "walked" around corners from room to room. Very closed in. Maybe they were trying to drive home the fact that the entire movie took place in ones head IDK. Either way, they didn't invest much.

Acting was poor, it should have done without the Narration - which I hate because it tends to be's like having someone read to you when the agenda or notes are right there in front of you on a piece of paper. (Please don't read an ENTIRE script to the audience...that's worse than Closed Captioning.)

Some parts were just thrown in "just because" but had no real point other than to be grotesque. (Like Brad Pitt urinating in the food.) Good actors don't need to rely on gotcha moments, just to get a point across about the character's personality traits. Their acting is convincing enough to show through. The guy with the breasts...Audience didn't need an extreme and unrealistic physical trait to convince people that he was depressed. The actor should have been able to convey this part of his personality in his acting. He wasn't.

Much of what happens in this movie is very unrealistic, such that it should have been in the genre for Fantasy instead of Drama or Thriller. If you like confusing movies that border on becoming silly and ridiculous midway through, (like "Get Out"), then go for it. Otherwise, this is more appropriate for cult followers who will watch and like it for no apparent reason other than it being a fad or because Brad Pitt's name is associated with it.

Movie was was such a fail, I don't even want to waste more time typing about it. I wish I could get a refund or unsee it. Yes, it was THAT bad.
30 people found this helpful
Jordan SnellReviewed in the United States on October 14, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Multi-Format Misleading
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Love this movie, always have, and the quality of the Blu-ray is great. The reason I gave it 4/5 stars is because the title "Multi-Format" is misleading; it's only the Blu-ray copy of the movie, no bonus DVD or what I was hoping for, a digital version.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
What's wrong with captalism and then what went wrong with the revolution against it
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Fight Club is an amazingly weird and strange movie that actually portrays the problems with capitalism, a revolution against it, and then what went wrong.

It was directed by David Fincher and has all his trademarks. For instance, everything is filmed in a very dark hue. There are very few shots with bright lights. That fits the mood of the film.

It features Edward Norton and Bradd Pitt as the two main characters.

Norton begins talking about how his job at a car company is a boring and monotonous one. He says everything is a copy of a copy of a copy. He keeps this job because he is such a consumer. He goes home and reads the Ikea catalog and orders all of the latest products like a table with the ying-yang sign on it. Later he meets Pitt as Tyler Durden who tells him being brought up under capitalism just makes everyone a consumer obsessed with buying products that don’t really matter. Durden says, “The things you own end up owning you.” This is the first act of the film, which explains the problems with capitalism. Most people work at jobs they don’t like, to spend their salaries on goods, that are supposed to make them feel better. The more possessions the better person you’re supposed to be. Durden says that’s a lie.

The next act is the organization of the revolution. Norton loses his apartment and moves in with Durden. They start a fight club which eventually garners a large following. They meet at night and fight, where they finally feel like people freed from their 9 to 5 jobs. Durden and Norton use this as a device to organize workers to at first carry out acts of vandalism meant to mock corporate America. They go to a video store and eras all the movies using a magnet. They put out a bunch of bird feed on top of a car dealership so the next day all the vehicles are covered in bird poo. This quickly escalates to Durden’s plan to start a revolution with his Project Mayhem meant to undermine capitalism.

The last act is what is wrong with the revolution. Project Mayhem ends up just like Norton’s job at the start of the film. Everyone dresses and looks alike. They repeat mantras that Durden has given them. It’s like a cult. Norton ends up rejecting the plan and tries to stop Durden.

In these three acts the message of the story is laid out. Capitalism is a soulless system that lies to people that they can be successful when it actually just wants people to spend more money so companies can make more money. The attempt to overthrow that system is no better as it just replaces one system of control with another. The alternative to those two is laid out in the conclusion, but you have to watch the film to figure out what that is.

You would never know this from the start however. The opening scene has Durden holding a gun in Norton’s mouth. Then that skips to Norton going to a recover meeting, and then to his job. There is also plenty of foreshadowing of the conclusion as well at the start, but you won’t catch them without a second viewing. That’s what’s so good about Fight Club. You can learn more and more about it each time you see it.
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Natalie ShannonReviewed in the United States on November 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is the wildest, weirdest movie I have ever seen.
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Fight club is wildest and weirdest movie I have ever seen!I enjoyed the twist in the movie. I love watching this movie even if it is a bit dated, I mean seeing a pay telephone like going back in a time machine. There was no social media and yet the whole idea of "fight club" spread from city to city.The good old days were simple and awesome.
23 people found this helpful
Ten Eyck JrsReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Writer seems infatuated with the idea of forcing sex on children. Disgusting.
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I actually liked this movie when I was young and dumb. It seems that most of its viewers enjoy it. Does it bother any of them that the protagonist enjoys making children see penises? How about the celebration of the idea of a grade schooler having sex? The rest of the movie be damned - it is clear what the real infatuations of Hollywood are. And nowadays, this reality seems to be borne out over and over in the press on a regular basis.
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OhrwurmReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Fashionable Fluff of Nothing
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I love Brad Pitt (who doesn't?) and have positive emotions toward Ed Norton. But this film is not my cup of tea. It simply does not work. A lot of sound and fury - for what? There is sub-zero sympathy or even interest for Ed Norton's character from the get go. He is an insomniac, mentally disconnected from the world because of his sleep deprivation. But he is also very judgemental, even perverted in dealing with others. This set-up derails the entire movie. I never felt any interest for Ed Norton's character. If he would have disappeared 15 minutes in - also fine with me. The same goes for Brad Pitt's character. A reckless and cool seducer, who sucks Ed Norton into an alternative world of defiance and violence. Cap it off with Helena Bonham Carter, a narcissistic sadist (?), bathing in the misery of of others, and you have a bumbling plot line full of repetitions, where nobody ever cares what happens. I understand that the 1999 film, which feels pretty dated today, has a cult following. So there might be something in it. But whatever it is, I could not find it.
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