Bennett Miller’s new film Foxcatcher screened last night at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, and now the first reviews have gone online. The film tells the true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and their relationship with eccentric millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell). The reactions to the film have been immensely positive with critics citing the film’s incisive look at power and privledge in America. Those who saw the film also agree that all three performances are terrific. Naturally, this kind of buzz has ignited Oscar talk, but it’s May. Let’s wait until the fall season before we start tumbling down that rabbit hole.
Hit the jump to check out snippets from the Foxcatcher reviews along with the first poster. The film opens on November 14th and also stars Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, and Anthony Michael Hall.