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Foxcatcher (2014)

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Based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances.

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Based on the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with sponsor John du Pont and brother Dave Schultz would lead to unlikely circumstances.

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Rated R for some drug use and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Mark v. Du Pont: The True Story of a Shocking Murder  »

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Mark and Dave Schultz, on whom the movie is based, are cousins of pioneering ambient-music composer Robert Rich. See more »

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John du Pont: [from trailer] Coach is the father. Coach is a mentor. Coach has great power on athlete's life.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.91 (2014) See more »

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Another compelling drama from Bennett Miller with impressive performances from its cast!
17 October 2014 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The 38th São Paulo International Film Festival has finally arrived and what a better way to start than with Foxcatcher, one of my most anticipated films this year! I was looking forward to seeing the talented cast in such dramatic roles as they usually appear in more lighthearted movies and the story seemed quite riveting as well as disturbing. Director Bennett Miller once again captures some great performances, maintaining a bleak tone throughout the whole film. I feel the heavy makeup and prosthetics on Steve Carell somehow limited his expressions, but it was still a subtle and chilling portrayal of this deeply troubled man on his quest for glory. Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo give their best efforts and seeing how their relationship changes back and forth was quite powerful. Unfortunately, I couldn't get emotionally invested in the story as much as I had hoped. I thought that the drastic shift in the dynamics between John du Pont and Mark Schultz was rushed and poorly developed. Also, I just couldn't feel the tension building up to the tragic finale, which was a bit underwhelming for me. With all that being said, Foxcatcher is a competently made drama, having solid performances and it's certainly worth watching.


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