Excerpt: Bennett Miller continúa en un espectacular estado de forma tras las cámaras en su regreso con este aterrador cuento empapado de paranoia, obsesión y un retorcido entendimiento de la defensa de los ideales globales y personales. Steve Carell está colosal.
Excerpt: Son las dos sobrias y contenidas actuaciones de Channing Tatum y Mark Ruffalo sobre las que se cimenta la gran fuerza emocional de la historia. No es una fuerza emocional declarada ni declamatoria; está escondida en los pequeños detalles, en medio de una tensión que se va construyendo lentamente.
Excerpt: “Foxcatcher” inevitably functions as a chilly meditation on the dark underbelly of wealth and inevitable abuse of power that accompanies it. This is a popular theme in American culture, which both reveres and resents wealth. “Citizen Kane,” “Sunset Boulevard” and “Reversal of Fortune” are only a few notable classics that have attacked the same thematic territory, and yes, “Foxcatcher” is that good.
Excerpt: As the events unfold to the inevitable conclusion, there is an anxiety that hangs over the surroundings like a thick fog of fear. Indeed, this rumination transpires not unlike a tale of horror.
Excerpt: Miller prefers languid takes, letting the scenes roll out slowly, while keeping his hands out of the muck. It makes Foxcatcher come off as rather self-serious and, quite often, dull. It’s as if Miller wanted to make a high-brow true crime picture, something even Truman Capote would’ve turned his nose up at, because he’s far too good to sully his lens with the blood and sweat that comes from grown men in super tight onesies throwing each other around for the fun of it.
Excerpt: Despite good performances from Tatum and Ruffalo especially, Foxcatcher never quite builds into anything, keeping the audience at a distance by giving us a cold shoulder through much of the film.