Fight Club

Fight Club ★★★★½

"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything".
Is Fight Club about philosophy? A satire on consumerism? Or is it simply the product of Chuck Palahnuik's vivid imagination that gave David Fincher the chance to fuck with our heads a little. Delivering the twentieth century's last really controversial movie, Fincher brought us something so complex and socially challenging you never knew quite where this was going. Schizophrenia has never been so entertaining, violent, and enthralling, and in the hands of David Fincher almost unforgettable. The true definition of a cult film, Fight Club cemented David Fincher's place as one of the finest young directors in Hollywood and helped earmark Edward Norton as a talent that couldn't be ignored. This was only his sixth film and came less than a year after his incredible turn in American History X, but he's never looked back. Pitt, Fincher, and Bonham Carter were known quantities but by the time you added Norton and Jim Uhls' screenplay to this mix of testosterone fueled violence and social mayhem, it became a modern classic.

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