Left Header Right Header
Header 3a   Header Right End A Header Right End B Space
Header Left 3b
Movie Reviews Movie Trivia
FREE Membership MatchFlick Friday - Win Free DVDs






Member Login  [help]
 
 
 
 
 
Member Trends
 Top 10 List
 Exclusive Interviews
 Horror Club
 Zombie Club
Movie News
 Current News
 News Archives
Message Board
 Go To The Forum
Cool Statistics
 Member Stats
 Trivia Stats
Columns   [more]
 Before Minimum O...
 A Story Of Brave...
 This One Is#9 To...
 It's More Than J...
 Column Archives
Popular Movies  [more]
 World War Z
 Mission Impossible 4
 Twilight Breaking Dawn
Popular People  [more]
 Leonardo DiCaprio
 Megan Fox
 Tom Cruise
Membership
 Join for FREE
 FAQs
 About MatchFlick
 Privacy Policy
Contests
 Guess That Scene
Syndication
 RSS Feeds
  
MatchFlick Member Reviews
The Mighty
1 review

review this movie

read all reviews

Movie Details

view all movie information
Directed By
Peter Chelsom

Written By:
Charles Leavitt

Cast:
Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson, Harry Dean Stanton, Gena Rowlands, James Gandolfini, Joe Perrino, Meat Loaf Aday, Jenifer Lewis

Buy on DVD
 
 
The Mighty (1997)
email this review to a friend

Movie Review by Zara
January 24th, 2007

the Wizard of Oz doesn't live in South Cincinnati

Growing up is all about finding out which class you're in. No, not your economic class. No, not the classroom that you're going to be bored to tears in for the next 9 months. I'm talking about the class that you are designated to by your peers. The tough kids hang with the tough kids. The popular kids all sit at the same table. And we all know the rules about jocks and playing on the same team. The same concept holds true for the freaks. Those kids who created a niche when they were pushed out of all the others.

THE MIGHTY tells the story of one freak, an abnormally large for his age kid named Max. Max lives with his grandparents after his father has been sent to prison for his mother's murder. He towers over the other kids in school and yet is still tormented by a group of bullies who he attempts to ignore. When he meets his new neighbor, a disabled kid nicknamed "Freak," he reluctantly befriends him. Their friendship evolves into a partnership where, as Max describes it, he is the legs and Freak is the brain. They daydream that they are modern day knights, and roam around on "quests."

It seems that there is a "sick kid syndrome" in Hollywood, as almost every kid with a fatal disease is full of wit and intelligence and never shows an ounce of bitterness over their situation. That aside, THE MIGHTY is a strong tale. Henson and Culkin (what, were those kids bred to be good actors or something?) are unaffected and believable. The cast also benefits from a stellar set of supporting actors who manage to do more than just add that "Oh! That's (so-n-so)" factor to the mix. The ending is heart-wrenching without being overly sentimental and there are more elements to it than your standard family fare. This is a movie that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age, gender.... or class.

email this review to a friend

Comment on this Review:

Sorry, you must be a member to add comments to reviews.

Join or Login.


Subscribe to MatchFlick Movie Reviews through RSS



  Terms of Use | Press | Contact Us
Partnership and Advertising Opportunities | Movie Database | Merchandise

©2004-2017 MatchFlick®. All rights reserved.
©MOVIE IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHT PROTECTED AND THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS

Web Analytics