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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Brad Pitt
Ed Norton
Helena Bonham Carter
Directors
David Fincher
Screenwriters
Jim Uhls
Running Time
139 minutes

Fight Club
Fincher's searing look at modern life


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Plot
Insurance drone Jack (Norton) can't sleep, and haunts self-help groups for fatal illnesses until he encounters Tyler Durden (Pitt), a charismatic anarchist who invites him to move into his decrepit house after his condo is blown up. Jack and Tyler have recreational fist-fights, which expand into an underground masculinist movement. However, cracks appear in the relationship as Tyler cops off with a Goth bizarro (Bonham Carter) and his pranks go from subversive to near-homicidal.


Verdict
Fight Club is one movie that exactly caught the pre-millennial tension. Great performances, stunning visuals and a plot like nothing you've ever seen - one of the films of the year.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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