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When one school teacher gets the other fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.
Comedy - While largely set in a high school, this is an often crude and
raunchy comedy aimed primarily at young adults. Ice Cube gets top
billing, but second-billed Charlie Day is the true lead. Constant
language, comic but brutal violence, and crude and raunchy gags make
the film not for kids.
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; over 30 S-words, 13 GD's; many others. SEX/NUDITY: Fleeting sex with nudity; brief sexual situations with teens without nudity. VIOLENCE: Fighting and comic hits with some blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some tobacco. ACTION: One big fight. COMEDY: Constant banter and wisecracks, silly physical gags, sex humor, drug humor, kid humor, dark humor.
Roger EbertFull Review Good Fist Fight has enough crude sexual humor to fill two such mediocrities. But it's also a consistently intelligent (or at least bright), coherently constructed comedy... It's more often than not really funny. Fist Fight stands up, at least a little bit, for storytelling.
Rolling StoneFull Review Poor ...for a punishing 91 minutes of rank idiocy we wait for the big battle. In the meantime, Keen pads the story with one-joke characters... ... it's always raining a storm of comic cliches that quickly drowns any semblance of audience goodwill.
Slant MagazineFull Review Below Average Over-stuffed and under-conceived, Richie Keen's Fist Fight is a clumsy melange of clashing comedic perspectives. Throughout, broad slapstick and raunchy gross-out gags butt up against loose, Apatowian improv and some lightly absurdist touches
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 35 moviegoers:
TEENS: The one male and one female rated it "average."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Two of the three males loved it, but the third one rated "Fist Fight" below average. As for the ladies, two loved it and one rated it "average," (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: Considering how crude and sexual this movie is, these are good reviews. Nearly 30% of the males loved it with another 30% indicating that they enjoyed it very much. Another 30% rated it "average," with 10% rating it low. Only 20% of the ladies loved "Fist Fight," with another 30% rating it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Another 30% felt it was only an "average" movie with the final 20% rating it "below average" to "terrible."