Although the film ends with the usual climactic fight of all such movies, the stakes in The Fighter are different. Micky has certainly overcome both his opponent and his background to win, but more importantly there is also a passing of the mantle from elder to younger brother, a casting off of comforting illusions and a note of hope that even from the most dejected environments, a tough-minded commitment to success will win through. The inspirational finale is still there, but it celebrates more than victory in the ring.
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 - Page 13 News List
Movie review: The Fighter
Mark Wahlberg allows other characters in ‘The Fighter’ to shine, keeping it from just being about one man’s struggle
By Ian Bartholomew / Staff Reporter
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