Fist Fight

PLOT:

Schoolyard fights are commonplace — though they’re typically between students. But English teacher Andy Campbell suddenly finds himself challenged to a brawl when he inadvertently gets under the skin of his tough-guy colleague Ron Strickland.

What people are saying:

“I could tell you to sit through Fist Fight and then get back to me – but I like you, so I’m not going to urge you to subject yourself to 91 minutes of cinematic detention that felt twice as long and was so ugly, so mean-spirited, so bereft of laughs, I found myself rooting for a technical malfunction if only to catch a momentary breather.” 1 star

“A consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy that is on occasion a rather pointed critique of the American education system in the early 21st century.” 4 stars

“Cursing doesn’t bother me, but I was surprised when the kid did the song and well, let’s just say that back in the day her mouth would have been the cleanest in America after it was over. But yes, senior days you get pranks. I’d venture that some of the stunts the kids pulled in this movie would have gotten them sent to jail for a few days. If you want a quick laugh, skip to the end credits and watch the bloopers that run during them. Be advised there is a blooper involving the horse. ” 3 stars

“Charlie Day and Ice Cube are ready to rumble in the outrageous screwball comedy Fist Fight. In fear of his job Any Campbell rats out a fellow teacher who gets fired, leading him to challenge Campbell to a fight at the end of the day. Day is hilarious and elevates the material, and Jillian Bell is surprisingly good as well. However, the writing is pretty bad, as it’s ridiculous how out of control the school is. And there’s far too much vulgarity and crudeness. Yet, ultimately it’s all about the fight; which proves to be an exciting knock-down, drag-out, bare-knuckle brawl. It’s got a lot of problems, but Fist Fight is entertaining and delivers some good laughs.” 2 1/2 stars

“This film has jokes and humor that will keep you laughing, but not all the jokes achieve this which makes some of the humor uncomfortable. This movie thrives on the two standout performances of Ice Cube and Charlie Day, who as high school teachers wanting to survive the chaos of senior pranks at their high school, will do what it takes to defend themselves. This movie has great Character development for Charlie Days’ character, bring him from being a wimpy high school teacher to a complete bad-ass. The other actors in this movie are in this movie to be comic relief or to provide Charlie Days’ character with motivation. Overall, this movie isn’t a bad type of comedy movie, but a comedy movie that tries to bring a message of confidence in oneself and not to feel so down on yourself because theirs some part of you that knows you can do it. Not a bad movie, but could of been a lot better.” 3 1/2 stars

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