FilmExodus Battle Royale: Tarantino v Anderson v Fincher

First Rounds are over. Redemption has taken place. Now, the only thing left is the final Battle. “Let Them Fight!”, the series where we pit two directors with similar backgrounds against one another, has transitioned into the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Where all the previous winners duke it out, and only one director can be left standing when the dust settles. This is FilmExodus Battle Royale.

For an overview of past fights and what’s coming up, click here .

What to Consider

Obviously, which director do you think is better than the other? But what film of theirs proves your point. Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which Director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.

Now on to today’s fighters: three men who’s works were so strong they knocked out competitors like Robert Rodriguez, Edgar Wright, and Paul Thomas Anderson. These directors are Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and David Fincher.


Quentin Tarantino

Date of Birth: March 27, 1963 (age 54)

Highest Rated Film: Pulp Fiction (1994) – 94% RT

Lowest Rated Film: Four Rooms (1996) – 14% RT


Wes Anderson

Date of Birth: May 1, 1969 (age 48)

Highest Rated Film: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) – 93% RT

Lowest Rated Film: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) – 56% RT


David Fincher

Date of Birth: August 28, 1972 (age 55)

Highest Rated Film: The Social Network (2010) – 96% RT

Lowest Rated Film: Alien 3 (1992) – 46% RT


Only one can move on to the semi-finals, so FIGHT!

Previous match-ups: Spielberg v Kubrick v Scorsese, Hitchcock v Gibson v Nolan.