MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,986 this week

Fighting Words (2007)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 April 2007 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 171 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 7 critic

A romantic drama set against the world of slam poetry competitions.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 100 titles
created 20 May 2011
 
a list of 630 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1184 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
a list of 325 titles
created 04 Jan 2014
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Fighting Words" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fighting Words (2007)

Fighting Words (2007) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fighting Words.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

13 Moons (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Can you solve the mystery of the 13 moons?

Director: Alexandre Rockwell
Stars: Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Bracco, Steve Buscemi
Big Bad Love (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Vietnam veteran Leon Barlow is struggling as a writer, and his personal life isn't much better. His unsympathetic ex-wife Marilyn doesn't approve of his visits with his two children, and he... See full summary »

Director: Arliss Howard
Stars: Arliss Howard, Debra Winger, Paul Le Mat
Satisfaction (2009)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Two wronged men journey to a meeting. A modern-day Duel Master awaits them. He presents them with a choice of nightmares: to continue to live their lie of civilized restraint, or risk all ... See full summary »

Director: Aasaf Ainapore
Stars: Toby Huss, John Livingston, Michael Parks
Sorceress (1995)
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

This is another look at the occult as inspired by Roger Corman and his view of the dark side.

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Linda Blair, Edward Albert, Julie Strain
Boone (2015)
Western

Based on the real-life chronicle of America's first serial killer, Boone Helm (aka "the Kentucky cannibal"), and his last days as the law tracked his bloody exploits across the breadth of the Wild West.

Director: David Mahmoudieh
Stars: Michael Parks, Kevin Sorbo, Jonathan Kite
Down 'n Dirty (2001)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Dakota Smith is an experienced policeman with a problem: his partner was shot dead, and corrupt cops are responsible. Dak's investigation leads him to widespread corruption in the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Williamson
Stars: Fred Williamson, Bubba Smith, Gary Busey
Crooked (2006)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Two police detectives must protect a beautiful call girl from mob hitmen and a crooked cop.

Director: Art Camacho
Stars: Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Olivier Gruner, Gary Busey
Shadow Fury (2001)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Madsen, a bounty hunter with a bad liver and an even worse attitude, with the help of the lovely Dr. Forster, must stop Dr. Oh and Takeru and restore order to the world.

Director: Makoto Yokoyama
Stars: Sam Bottoms, Masakatsu Funaki, Alexandra Kamp-Groeneveld
.357 (2013)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

On her wedding night, Jade wakes up holding the hand of her dead husband after she narrowly survived a murder attempt by the criminal family she fled from only weeks before. After pawning ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Skiba
Stars: Laurie Love, Brian Ames, Fred Williamson
Wicked (1998)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

14-year-old Ellie Christianson wants to make her father Ben her love partner. And when her mother Karen turns up dead, Ellie has a good opportunity.

Director: Michael Steinberg
Stars: Julia Stiles, Louise Myrback, William R. Moses
Sci-Fi | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In 2072 Rome, Italy, the ruthless CEO of a TV network plots to stage a modern series of gladiator games for ratings while one 'contenstant' learns of a conspiracy behind the true nature of the results.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jared Martin, Fred Williamson, Howard Ross
Deceiver (1997)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Textile company heir Wayland is accused of murder of a prostitute named Elizabeth, whose body was found cut in two in the park. The murder is investigated by tough detective Kennesaw and ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonas Pate, Josh Pate
Stars: Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Michael Rooker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Tara D'Agostino ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Joe Restivo ...
...
Edit

Storyline

A romantic drama set against the world of slam poetry competitions.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Street Poet  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,753 (USA) (6 April 2007)

Gross:

$35,081 (USA) (3 August 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A verbal and cinematic tourdeforce
24 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is remarkable in that it is both a highly engaging work of film-making but also a great poetic work. The actors, too, pull off a verbal tour de force, especially in scenes when they are "making up" poems off the tops of their heads. If you like past-faced, verbal action, this is your flick. C Thomas Howell is superb as the nasty, too successful "street poet". Writer director Paul Edwards delivers outstanding performances and a nuanced look at the modern phenomenon known as slam poetry. This is also a love story, a film of self-discovery, and a rumination on the creative process. I highly recommend it.


12 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Fighting Words ncand3d
Romantic...Drama??? gappa01
the goatee... ketan_shankardass
when was it made? hbh-2
Discuss Fighting Words (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page