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The Wrestler

6.5 out of 10
Average rating 6.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

The Wrestler
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Main parts: Mickey Rourke
Marisa Tomei
Evan Rachel Wood
Mark Margolis
Production year: 2008
Genre: Drama
Sport
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
Family | Female Nudity | Fighting | Injury | Life | Love | Money | Old Age | Retirement | Sport | Strip | Work | Wrestling

Plot outlinie:
The story of a "has been" Wrestlers fall into reality.

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Rocky Balboa | Million Dollar Baby

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Movie reviews for The Wrestler

2009-05-05  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 6 out of 10
Interesting theme and great acting is what takes this movie above the average line. The plot is simple and very easy to follow.
At first I thought that this was going to be a great action movie, but after I've been watching for a short while, I realized how much of a drama this actually is. It is quite impressive.
Having said that, I do think it is a bit too dramatic for my taste, but that might just be me personally.
The wrestling matches and all the activity around them is quite good, and at time a bit amusing.
A lot of the music is 80'ies rock and roll. It really fits well the wrestling theme and the "back in the day/they don't make 'em that that anymore"-theme of the movie. Nicely done!
All in all a good movie a bit above average.


2009-01-18  Peter Buchardt: 7 out of 10
Very convincing story and acting. Mickey Rourke does a hell of a job, maybe it's his boxing career that makes him so convincing?

Well any way it's a Drama with a big D. Very depressing most of the time, so you really wanna be in the right mood!

7 of 10 for daring taking on that subject and for excellent acting.

- Peter




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