Foxcatcher | Full Movie

  • R
  • 2h 14m
  • 2014
Certified Fresh88%
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Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh88%
Critics Consensus: A chilling true crime drama, Foxcatcher offers Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum a chance to shine -- and all three of them rise to the challenge.
Associated Press
Jocelyn Noveck

[Miller] is equally adept at portraying the peculiarities of wrestling here, and how those physica...

June 25, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddleston

There's just no life in the film: aiming for a tone of studied foreboding, Bennett Miller instead...

June 25, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long

Director Bennett Miller ("Capote," "Moneyball") has a fascinating story here and he knows it.

June 25, 2017
Seattle Times
Moira MacDonald

Watch this film for the performances: Tatum and Ruffalo finding new ground in familiar personas; C...

August 30, 2018
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Tense, well-acted tale of real-life psychological drama.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Foxcatcher is a compelling but disturbing psychological crime drama based on real-life events. There's some brief non-sexual nudity during a wrestling weigh-in, and characters are shown abusing drugs (mostly cocaine, but characters also drink and smoke weed). Guns are brandished and fired, and some wrestling matches get very intense. But most disturbing is what's obviously a dysfunctional relationship between two characters; their mind games played are hard to watch, and younger viewers may find their dynamic uncomfortable and upsetting.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sports, Biopic, Drama
  • Release Date:November 14, 2014
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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