2014 Best Film of the year for me. Mark Ruffalo's performance is the best of the year. Channing Tatum's character arch is so well written. The rythm might disturbs you if you're used to TV show or hollywood's movie but if you accept that you won't be able to leave your eyes off the screen. A Mesmerizing movie. Masterpiece.
Inadvertently or not, Steve Carrell has mastered the art of uneasiness, and with his character as the absolute monarch of the isolated, saturnine world of Foxcatcher Farms, he's left unrestrained to impose his manic will and spread a lingering sense of dread throughout the land.
That Cannes Best Director award was very well deserved for Miller. This guy keeps getting better even if this is only his third film. Carell is hammy but creepy, Tatum kills it (like wow), and Ruffalo is MVP.
This one is a slow burner. But boy does it sizzle. Seeing this in a packed theatre was cool. The three lead performances are all great, especially Carell, who is bound to collect some miniature statues this coming awards season. Miller's direction, as well as the make-up, deserve some awards attention as well, in my humble opinion. What a great film!
This film stands out merely because of it's performances.Both Steve Carell and Channing Tatum are out of their elements and they both shine. Other than that I felt like there was more of this film that got lost somewhere.
This is one of three movies (if my memory is not mistaken) that I am rating on mubi without watching 'till the end. Was unable to. Steve Carrel is unsettling. I have no idea if the real person is like that and the portrayal was pure genius, but it was getting on my nerves. And the atmosphere, the narrative, everything about the movie seemed so dull and pointless. Sorrry, so sorry for saying it wihtout seing the end.
It takes its time, allowing you to look and study each character's expressions and reactions. Steve Carrel was positively creepy and enigmatic as John du Pont. Was there any sort of attraction towards Schultz, or was he just looking for an honest friendship? A son? The relationship with his mother was also interesting... I wish Vanessa Redgrave would have had some more material to work with.
The lunatic is on the mat. Foxcatcher successfully evokes an atmosphere of schizoid dissociation intended to mimic the (presumed, apparent) mental state of its manor-born madman. Ruffalo serves as our baffled human stand-in, ready-made for audience identification -- but because he's also as buyable as we are, he's complicit, from a position of weakness, in Du Pont's cracked craving for glory.