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The Wrestler
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The Wrestler 2008

description written by member Zara:

Mickey Rourke stars as retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, who returns to the ring and tries to work his way up the circuit for a final shot at defeating his longtime rival. Along the way, he tries to reconnect with his daughter, Stephanie (Evan Rachel Wood), while exploring a relationship with a stripper named Cassidy (Marisa Tomei). Darren Aronofsky's film was nominated for the top award at the Venice Film Festival in 2008.

Release Date:December 17th, 2008
MPAA Rating:R
Running Time:109 minutes
Directed By:
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The Wrestler Movie Review by Filmkiller (8/5/2010)

Sweet. Jesus. Let's not do that again.

So that's about the most painful cinematic experience I've had in ten years. In the same way The Hurt Locker makes you feel tension for its length, The Wrestler injects you with the sh*tty feeling of being Randy "the Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke), a half-decent guy who's out of phase...

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The Wrestler Movie Review by Movie Addict (4/23/2009)

Cassidy (Marisa Tomei) talks about The Passion of the Christ, and how he took everything they threw at him. After seeing the match with Ram (Mickey Rourke) and Necro (Dylan Keith Summers), it was an apt comparison. It may all be fake, but the injuries were real enough.

Rourke was absolutely perfect for the role of a...

(complete The Wrestler review by Movie Addict)

The Wrestler Movie Review by Zara (4/23/2009)

Well, considering that this is a movie which is mostly about a sport that I have no respect for, color me impressed by how much I liked it. Of course, it probably goes without saying that this is really a movie which people watched as a parallel to Mickey Rourke's real life troubles and escapades, but there's something far...

(complete The Wrestler review by Zara)

The Wrestler Movie Review by Tim (3/19/2009)

Born in raised in Charlotte, NC.... I have been lucky to not pick up most redneck traits. I hate Nascar, don't really care for pick-up trucks and I like other races of people just fine. However I did catch the southern wrestling fever that a lot of natives have had since the 80's.

This film was just breath taking. I...

(complete The Wrestler review by Tim)

The Wrestler Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/16/2009)

We are the first generation to grow up with professional wrestling as a part of the culture. In the 1980's those men were giants, larger than life personas who took to a ridiculous stage to bleed for our attention. As the years went on, we forgot about those people and the 'sport' became younger and more operatic.


(complete The Wrestler review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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