Fight Club

  • 18
  • David Fincher (1999)
  • US
  • 133 min
Fight Club
Film Review
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5 out of 5

Chuck Palahniuk's bestseller is boldly brought to the screen here by Se7en director David Fincher. The result is a shocking, provocative and highly amusing macho fantasy, as insomniac loser Edward Norton teams up with seditious soap salesman Brad Pitt to form a no-holds-barred fight club as an outlet for their directionless aggression. The growing cult's Project Mayhem takes subversive vandalism into the outside world with a series of ludicrous acts of sabotage. Fincher's satirical fable brilliantly plays with cinematic conventions and climaxes with a shock twist. This charged slice of nihilistic angst is a mesmerising ride through the 1990s male psyche, aided by elaborate production design, unconventional editing, startling images and superlative acting from the leads. You'll either love it or hate it.

Plot Summary

Satirical drama starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Meeting by chance, soap salesman Tyler Durden and a frustrated office worker conceive the Fight Club, where disaffected young men seeking release from their frustrations can beat each other up with bare knuckles. Their idea is hugely successful, but as Tyler becomes a cult hero, his actions grow increasingly reckless.

Cast and crew


Tyler Durden
Brad Pitt
Edward Norton
Marla Singer
Helena Bonham Carter
Robert Paulsen
Meat Loaf
Angel Face
Jared Leto
Rachel Singer
Detective Andrew
Van Quattro
Detective Kevin
Markus Redmond
Detective Walker
Michael Girardin
Richard Chesler, regional manager
Zach Grenier
Intern at hospital
Richmond Arquette
Thomas at Remaining Men Together
David Andrews (2)


David Fincher

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 12 Nov 1999
Certificate 18