Aroview: Those grim forebodings of the pre-millennial zeitgeist form a backdrop to this flawed but thoroughly unique thriller-satire.
Office stiff Edward Norton finds the multiple dissatisfactions of his life relieved by crashing various victim support groups, before creating his own underground of bare-knuckle 'fight clubs' with charismatic buddy Brad Pitt. Combining crash-hot visuals, clever cynical humour and a fantastic, free-wheeling style, the dir. of SEVEN probes contemporary male anxieties with wit and imagination.
5 stars (Exceptional) Sadly, if you didn't see Fight Club in the late 90s and before the spoilers, you may have missed your chance to fairly and fully experience the brilliant and now cliché pop-culture phenomenon that it has become.~Tom H
4 stars (Very Good) Bored with his hum-drum life, an insomniac office worker fills his hours attending support-groups. A chance meeting with charismatic Tyler & he commits his life to a male-bonding Fight Club which grows into a nationwide facist group. Repeat views a must.~GenXGirl