Money Fight

2021

Action / Comedy / Drama

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July 26, 2021 at 04:25 PM

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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 50 min
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 50 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jennytessa 8 / 10

Super engrossing and raw fight film

This movie had me hooked pretty early on. Usually, I'm not a super big fan of the mockumentary style, but this was so incredibly well-done. It felt fully believable - usually, I find movies like this to be a little too manufactured and unbelievable. Money Fight, however, is raw and totally believable.

Partially based on the Nth Room incidents that spawned from the dark web in South Korea, this film follows four friends who ditch their 9-5 jobs to try and make it big in underground fighting. It's fascinating to follow the four main characters, but their competitors are probably the most interesting. The off-the-cuff interviews and "promo" videos with the characters are great. You hear their motivations for why they fight, and it's usually for terrifying, hubristic reasons. Like, the one Russian girl who says she just "likes violence" or the character Eunick who talks about how she wants to deform people and imagine they're her mother.

That's not to say that the main characters aren't interesting, though. Our lead is James, who starts off cool and calm but slowly starts to get caught up in his own desire to fight and makes a few missteps. When one of the four gets into a brutal fight and wins at the cost of his physical wellbeing, it's a really sobering moment. The stakes from that point onward were totally raised, and the tenseness doesn't end until the end of the film. It's intense and wild to watch each of the leads either start to lose their drive or get way too caught up in the frenzy.

The fight choreography is absolutely fantastic, too. The movie is filmed as if you're actually watching dark web live streams of illegal underground fights. That being said, the footage is taken via iPhone most of the time. This really makes the fight footage feel gritty and realistic. Plus, you can tell that the fighting is legit and that these are real, capable fighters who know what they're doing. You can't really fake punches with camera set-ups like that - I mean, I'm sure some of it is faked because if not that would be insanely dangerous, but it LOOKS fully real and that's what matters. I had seen James Boss's other movie, White Wall, which had solid action too, but I think the way this is shot definitely shows off his fighting skills (and the skills of his co-stars) more effectively. I found myself legitimately cheering everyone on and bracing myself when they would get thrown to the ground and things like that.

If I were to have a complaint, I'd say that the movie was a little long. Even then, though, it's well-paced and pretty tightly edited. There really isn't a boring moment, so it's easy to stay pulled in, even if you're a little attention-deficit like I am. Definitely a must-watch if you're a fan of fighting at all, or if you're interested in seeing a unique kind of action/fighting film.

Reviewed by praveenw 8 / 10

Simply - Loved It!

Awesome!

I ended up loving it. It made me love it.

To start writing, let's look at the plot first. Four friends decide to document their lives as they begin to carve into the street fighting in Dark Web. So ambitious and determined to bear whatever it takes, they're looking to make money in an underground fight club. But as they go inside, they gradually realize that they're being consumed by someone that you cannot exactly put your finger on.

Yeah? I think that premise is excellent. I like to see morale in films, because that's what's real. The first act of the movie shows the determination of the group. To fight, to win, to make money, and most interestingly, to be 'The One'. Sums up their ambition. I personally am a sucker for martial arts, so the film managed keep me hooked all the time. It was interesting to see so many different techniques and approaches in fighting, even among the particular group. Job well done in differentiating that and each characters backstories, giving answers to the wondering of the viewer, "what causes people to come down here?".

One thing that I admire is that the director's intention to make the film look like a documentary. We see the movie in first person perspective, and also the shaky camera comes in handy, pulling the viewer into the screen to have a more realistic experience.

That's one thing you should keep in mind while watching, This is nothing glorious. It's 'Raw'. The approach to filmmaking, the characters, and also the fighting. The fighting isn't high-lifted with added sound effects on each punch, So it feels real.

It is flawed, of course. The acting is a bit off at times, there were moments I thought could've been more subtle, but I'm not sure if I can blame that on the actors. I have never heard about them before, and no info on Internet as well. So, no I don't think so. Nevertheless, the casting is well done to create unique characters to one another. There were one or two times I thought the editing could've been better, but that also can be seen as part the whole thing being 'Raw', so it's alright I guess.

It's not what you think it is, I love the way that the movie forcibly changed my perception towards the movie as it's going. My 'moods' got turned and twisted. That's the thing I probably mostly love about this, I mean at one point I wondered why this was labelled as a thriller, but when I finished the movie there was a definite spark in my spine. And also I enjoyed an underlying sense of friendship beneath the surface. Very nice.

The basic theme I guess is, um, to not only make sure you got control over what you're obsessed with, but to double check it, crosscheck it or any damn way make sure what you're doing, because that world is something that you think you know, but really you don't.

The most flaws I noticed, can be actually dismissed considering that this is a first-time like work for the most of the crew. I'm a guy who's very picky about the films I choose to watch, and I'm actually happy that I watched this film. I'm going to look into the director's future projects, because this Movie's premise attracted me enough to point a man with a vision.

Reviewed by sifatnawshin 9 / 10

A Street Fighting Film With A Heart

A well made pseudo-documentary with engaging characters and some great fighting sequences.

Director and protagonist James Boss takes us to Seoul, Korea to accompany him while he looks for Colosseum, an underground fight club running in the dark web. So many enticing words 'brutal', 'fight club', 'secret society' are thrown onto the screen but what hooked me as an audience is the moment when James faces the camera and says that he is making this document to show the world what it really means to pursue a dream. All on a sudden I'm not looking at cool, dangerous, looking-for-trouble individuals from a distance. I'm looking at relatable people with dreams and ambitions which might differ in nature but ignite similar feelings in all of us. We are introduced to the other main characters Abel, Pedro and Eric three beginners and under the semi-leadership of James they make a great team as they look after one another, cheer for each other and try to make sure no one is left behind. Seeing these four likable characters training together and bonding over the same experiences was such a joy to watch I already had no problem rooting for them from the very beginning when they booked their first fight to the end. It was also very satisfying to see some of the moves picked up on the training by our heroes being used effectively in the fights.

The movie is well paced. The camera doesn't linger on a serious shot to squeeze an extra layer of emotion out of the viewers or doesn't cut away quickly from an action sequence before our curiosity is satisfied. There's this perfect imperfections and awkward humor carried out in the dialogues which any good documentary-style movie is known for as well as the raw dialogue-delivery. It also has room for short but compelling speeches scattered throughout the movie. One of the inspiring moments comes from an opponent character Sammy when she narrates what makes her keep rising up and keep fighting. All actors managed to give great performances in both dramatic scenes and the action scenes. Speaking of 'Action' - The movie does an amazing job with all its fight sequences. It has no problem showing violent imagery to signify the brutal nature of lawless fights. The shaky cam uncharacteristically doesn't bother. The low light effects and shadowy places also add to the visual storytelling instead of hiding details out of the screen. The stakes rises with each fight as our protagonists has to win from bigger fighters each time with much more to lose.

But the biggest swing this new life took was probably at their souls which goes for any other participator of the secret dark web society. The story takes a depressing turn and that doesn't surface out of nowhere. From the beginning we see how some people only live for the internet. We see fighters over sale themselves to attract bidders. We see some to be at their worst as the dark web allows them to be. We see how far the attention-addicts can go until it's too late for them to return. Eventually it takes a toll on our protagonists externally and internally something they weren't prepared for.

The movie still ends on an inspiring note. It shows that the biggest achievement in any journey is not the destination but the experience we gain and the relationships we build along the way. If we can hold onto them as lifelong treasures we can walk away from any devastating state we got ourselves into in the process.

I'm very much looking forward to the next project James Boss has to offer. If that's anything on the level of Money Fight it will be a great delight.

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