- 2 hr 10 min
Foxcatcher is a 2014 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo. The movie tells the true story of Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz and his relationship with wealthy heir John E. du Pont. Mark Schultz (Tatum) is a talented wrestler who has won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympic Games. He is living in poverty and struggling to make ends meet when he is approached by John E. du Pont (Carell), a millionaire who wants to create a wrestling team to train for the 1988 Olympics. Du Pont invites Schultz to come to his estate, called Foxcatcher, and become a part of his team.
Schultz accepts du Pont's offer and moves into a guest house on the estate. He soon becomes close with du Pont, who begins to mentor and support him. Du Pont also introduces Schultz to his older brother, Dave (Ruffalo), who is also a wrestler and a coach. Dave agrees to join the Foxcatcher team and trains with both Schultz and du Pont.
As the training progresses, tensions begin to rise between Schultz and du Pont. Du Pont becomes increasingly erratic and paranoid, believing that someone is out to get him. He also becomes jealous of Schultz's close relationship with his brother and begins to isolate Schultz from the rest of the team. Meanwhile, Schultz becomes frustrated with du Pont's leadership and begins to question his own abilities as a wrestler.
The movie builds toward a tragic climax as du Pont's mental instability reaches a boiling point. The relationship between Schultz and du Pont becomes increasingly volatile, and the final act of the movie depicts a violent and shocking event that changes the lives of everyone involved.
Foxcatcher is a powerful and thought-provoking movie that explores themes of ambition, brotherhood, and mental illness. The performances from the three leads are exceptional, particularly from Steve Carell, who gives a transformative and unnerving performance as du Pont. The direction from Bennett Miller is also noteworthy, as he creates a tense and unsettling atmosphere that keeps the audience hooked until the very end.
Overall, Foxcatcher is a must-see movie for anyone interested in sports, psychology, or true crime stories. It is a riveting and emotionally charged film that will leave a lasting impression.
Foxcatcher is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 10 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 81.