The Fighter is a great boxing movie about “Irish” Mickey Ward’s unlikely road the the world welterweight championship. Mark Wahlberg is a more than credible in his portayal as Mickey Ward and Christian Bale is outstanding as Dickie Eckland, Mickey’s brother, who helped train him. The ring action is exciting and is nicely filmed. It clearly shows Ward’s strength and will.
Mark Wahlberg wanted to play this role so much he set up a full gym in his home and trained for four years. His skill on the small bag is inspiring.