(1999)

Critic Reviews

66

Metascore

Based on 35 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Rolling Stone
Pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing in the face of an abyss. It's alive, all right. It's also an uncompromising American classic.
100
San Francisco Chronicle
Delivers a sucker punch to the audience and then pulls the rug out from under it. It is sensational. It is also grimly funny.
100
A knockout...So feverish is Fight Club...that thermometer contact might make mercury shatter.
88
Chicago Tribune
It's a genuine shocker - a dazzler of a film - a hellishly funny picture.
88
San Francisco Examiner
It's the rawest, most hot-blooded, provocatively audacious, dangerous movie to come of out Hollywood this year.
75
As a piece of storytelling, Fight Club is a bit of a dud: It's a good 15 minutes too long, and the tension doesn't build the way you wish it would.
75
New York Post
Fight Club badly wants to be "A Clockwork Orange" for the millennium - and succeeds to a surprising extent until director David Fincher ends up sucker-punching the audience.
66
Mr. Showbiz
Despite terrific comic acting...and an atomic first hour, Fight Club makes a few wrong turns and ends up lost itself.
63
USA Today
It's fun to talk about...but the price you pay is enduring its excesses and pummeled-home thematic points.
50
New York Daily News
Grueling and bleak, but not unintelligent...although it's hardly groundbreaking just because everyone's face gets pulpy.
30
What's most troubling about this witless mishmash of whiny, infantile philosophizing and bone-crunching violence is the increasing realization that it actually thinks it's saying something of significance.
25
Entertainment Weekly
If, as Fincher has said, this movie is supposed to be funny, then the joke's on us.

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