14A) Foxcatcher (TIFF 2014)
Sony Pictures Classics.
Running Time: 134 Minutes
3 and half stars out of 4.
In Foxcatcher, the greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances (Courtsey IMDB).
Foxcatcher is a film that has stayed with me months after my screening of the film. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo all give career best performances in this tense, moving,, and incredibly disturbing bleak look at the American Dream, and how far people will go to achieve greatness. Masterfully written and directed, Foxcatcher is a monumental cinematic achievement that stands amongst the best sports films of recent memory, as well as one of the best films of the year so far. This film is a slow burn, but the end result is so unexpected, and deeply moving, that it makes up for it. Director Bennet Miller has crafted a sophisticated, and deeply moving picture, that could be a game changer. This is a must see.