Film review: Foxcatcher



The Foxcatcher is a psychological drama based on the true story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), who finds a way out of the shadows of his wrestling brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo).

From a life of poverty Schultz is thrust into a whole new world when summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Life for Mark spirals out of control under his new coach, who is a paranoid schizophrenic and with both of them desperate for glory, it all ends in tragedy.

A compelling watch that hits hard, especially as viewers know the plot was once a reality and leaves audiences questioning, exactly how far will someone go to satisfy their needs?

Director: Bennett Miller
Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
Runtime: 134m
Cert: TBC
Rating: 4