O que se diz lá fora sobre THE FIGHTER, de David O. Russell:
«If THE FIGHTER feels like kind of a mess, lurching from one scene to the next as if the film itself has taken a few hits to the head, that's not entirely a bad thing.»
Peter Debruge, Variety.
«With solid bodywork, clever feints and tremendous heart, it scores at least a TKO, by which I mean both that it falls just short of overpowering greatness - I can't quite exclaim, "It's a knockout!" - and that the most impressive thing about it is technique.»
A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
«There's a certain predictability to THE FIGHTER, yet that's part of the appeal of the fight genre. This one, as thoughtful as it is rousing, scores a TKO.»
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly.
«So like much of this film, the viewer is turned into an observer. You never feel close enough to the action, either in the ring or in the kitchens, living rooms and tough streets where the story takes place. The characters engage you up to a point but never really pull you in.»
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter.
«THE FIGHTER, its heart full to bursting, is an emotional powerhouse that comes close to spilling over.»
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.