Shawn MacArthur, the kind-hearted son of an Alabama wrestling coach, makes a grim living selling fake products on the streets in New York. After dealing with thieving punks, he's discovered by bare-knuckle/street-fight manager, Harvey Boarden. He soon proves himself worthy and starts earning a small fortune, part of which he volunteers to spend on single mother Zulay Velez. Shawn doesn't cheat and that seems to be a major problem, notably after the arrival of his Alabama high-school rival. Written by
This a film with a few kind of OK fight scenes with a lot of boring and not very intelligent or interesting dialog. The lead characters are dull,one does not feel empathy for any one of them, their interaction does not sound convincing.
A better title for this type of story would be "A Fantastic Odyssey through the Sewers of Civilization", or anything like that. Why Hollywood glamorizes those dim-witted people is an enigma for me. What is so cool about people fighting each other for money? Brainless morons... What is so cool about the ones promoting those fights? They are parasites...
Fighting is a slow and not very interesting movie, the end is also very predictable. But it has a positive aspect. Foul language, is kept to a minimum. Usually, in this type of film, every other word would be either f***, s**** or m***f***. And in Fighting they are rare.
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