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Shawn McArthur (Channing Tatum) is struggling to stay alive in New York City, until his involvement in an ugly brawl catches the attention of Harvey Boarden (Terrance Howard). Recognizing a good contender when he sees one, Harvey introduces Shawn to the sport of illegal street fighting. It's a chance to earn some big money --but participating doesn't come without a price. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 24 Apr 2009
Video Release: 25 Aug 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

Fighting is rated PG-13: for intense fight sequences, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Cast: Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán
Studio: 2009 Rogue Pictures
Website: Official site for Fighting.

Detailed Review

It’s tough not to like Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum). In addition to his boyish good looks, he is a young man who still stands when women enter a room, treats… 
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Why Is Fighting Rated PG-13?

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Talk It Over

For Shawn, fighting seems like the only way to leave his past behind him. What… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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