Roger Ebert Hates My Favorite Movie

It's true.

Roger Ebert, the movie critic, hates my favorite movie.

October 15, 1999

"Fight Club" is the most frankly and cheerfully fascist big-star movie since "Death Wish," a celebration of violence in which the heroes write themselves a license to drink, smoke, screw and beat one another up.

Roger Ebert (2 stars)


Harsh!

But, how can this be?

I've seen this movie at least 200 times and I still love it. It's considered a "cult classic" and it has been said that it was the "highest point in the careers of all those involved in the making of a masterpiece." 

Rolling Stone said this:

The film’s bold, bruising humor leaves marks on a wide range of hot-button issues: It’s about being young, male and powerless against the pacifying drug of consumerism. It’s about solitude, despair, and bottled-up rage. It’s about how not to feel dead as Y2K approaches. It’s about daring to imagine the disenfranchised reducing the world to rubble and starting over....

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