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3.4
1,923 Ratings

Foxcatcher

Directed by Bennett Miller
United States, 2014
Drama

Synopsis

When wealthy John du Pont invites Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz to move to his estate and help form a wrestling team for the 1988 Olympics, Mark sees a way to step out of the shadow of his brother Dave. However, du Pont begins to lead Mark down a dark road, causing the athlete’s self-esteem to slip.

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Foxcatcher Directed by Bennett Miller

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Director

Academy Awards

2015 | 5 nominations including: Best Achievement in Directing

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 | Winner: Special Distinction Award

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actor

Today, Foxcatcher strikes me as one of the few important Hollywood films of the last season for its analytical vision and its sense of the repression associated with wealth and power in America.
May 24, 2015
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It’s rare to see such physical male intimacy on screen, especially among men not bonded by war. And it’s in the depictions of this intimacy, in its tangle of bodies and desires — the images of John squirming on top of and below other men say more than any of his pitiful speeches — that “Foxcatcher” rises to the occasion of real tragedy.
November 13, 2014
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Tatum’s performance is a marvel of physicality, and surely one of the best we’ll see all year. A wrestler on the outside and a dancer within, he uses every muscle he’s got.
May 20, 2014
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