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  1. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Fat City

    7.6/10, my review:

  2. S Campbell's rating of the film Fat City

    A flat out Masterpiece from director John Huston. everything works here from, the performance's ,the direction and Conrad Halls Neo noir camera work

  3. Jason's rating of the film Fat City

    American cinema of the 70s. Rightly cherished. It was a fertile time when a new wave of young filmmakers broke through the doors after a period of confusion re: how to market movies to young people. All bets were off. It's positively delightful that one of the best, most emblematic (!) films of the era (and, well, one of the best of all time) was directed by Hollywood pro (royalty, really) already in his sixties.

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film Fat City

    Entre documentaire sur le milieu de la boxe et lucide constat sur le thème de l'échec, une oeuvre essentielle d'où émerge la composition de Stacy Keach...

  5. Aivaras_Z's rating of the film Fat City

    A tragicomic classic that is full of life and great performances. Beneath the boxing movie facade there is a great character study on life and its hardships.

  6. Justin Senkbile's rating of the film Fat City

    Wasn't expecting this to be so good

  7. grotescsetorg's rating of the film Fat City

  8. The Mayor Of Hell's rating of the film Fat City

    Old Keach is outstanding in his (semi) star making turn as a coulda been alcoholic boxer who cannot seem to get out of his own self destructive way. He is especially moving in the last third of the film as he slowly devolves back into his shell of self pity and hopelessness. A great character study in the guise of a boxing movie about the tragedy of depression. Bridges is good but this this stacys show. Huston = MAN

  9. Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Fat City

    Beautifully judged: a compassionate and subtle exploration of human frailty and lost dreams.

  10. SpacePirate's rating of the film Fat City

    A real gem in the great catalog of Hustons. He really embraced minimalist filmmaking here and the result is a mini-masterpiece. Keach and Bridges seem made for their roles and deliver great performances. The downbeat nature of the film really captures the feel of the city the characters are in. This is like the anti-Rocky. There are no heroes here. Essential entry in American 70s cinema.

  11. samba direito's rating of the film Fat City

  12. Vasco Bação's rating of the film Fat City

    The fatalistic theme reminded me of The Hustler, though this isn't nearly as oppressive or intense an experience. Unlike Rossen, Houston treats his painful subjects and beaten characters with smiling compassion but the film doesn't ring any less true or dispiriting because of that. It also contains one brutal match to watch, in which the spectator has no guy to cheer for, we just want it to end.

  13. MONSIEURDE's rating of the film Fat City

  14. Jonathan Smith's rating of the film Fat City

    A quietly brilliant take of life's losers. "Before you get out of your room, your life makes a beeline for the drain,” states Tully, entirely broken at 30, who epitomizes pure hopelessness. The cast of fragile characters battle valiantly against inevitability, but like a broken record they are stuck in an unbreakable cyclical of repeating the same mistakes. For them the past looms large, & the future's already gone.

  15. UnbrandedFilms's rating of the film Fat City

  16. DrFirestone's rating of the film Fat City

    A film about those who lose, self-destructive characters, about how sometimes being yourself means to become "a failure". The film is gritty, slow-rolling and has a subtle, dry sense of humour; with very strong performances and great cast it definitely grows on you.

  17. Victor Gonzalez's rating of the film Fat City

  18. Max Seqgar's rating of the film Fat City

    That enigmatic ending! Such great sense of humor and sadly charming characters. Can't help but think this influenced the making of Rocky several years after.

  19. sizelando's rating of the film Fat City

    Drifts along to some level of profundity by the end, but with some longueurs along the way.

  20. DanB3000's rating of the film Fat City

    A raw and painful potrayal of desperation and lost lives. Worth watching. But, a little bit too much American cinema on MUBI at the moment I would say

  21. Zanna Walsh's rating of the film Fat City

    Not for me. I found it tiring, the dialogue as sluggish as the punch drunk, or just drunk, cast. Maybe just too many rambling drunk scenes, no disrespect to the acting, which was fine, but, not enough grit for me.

  22. kris's rating of the film Fat City

    3.5 watchable but not incredible

  23. Thomas Dods's rating of the film Fat City

    Great depiction of a group of people who haven't yet found their place in the world, set in a town that seems to be literally dying - the death of the American Dream indeed. Very strong performances and very over looked. Jeff Bridges is far too old to be playing an 18 year old mind!

  24. Penelope q's rating of the film Fat City

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