Beyond the Mat

Beyond the Mat
Beyond the Mat
  • R
  • 1h 42m
  • 2000
Certified Fresh82%
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It's supposed to be fun. It's not supposed to be real. But behind-the-scenes it's a whole different story. Now, you'll learn the real story. Join Mick Foley, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Terry Funk for a no-holds-barred look into the wild world of professional wrestling. Uncover their secrets and their nightmares. Go beyond the spotlight, beyond the pain, Beyond the Mat.
© 1999 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh82%
Critics Consensus: Even if you aren't a fan, Beyond the Mat provides a riveting, perceptive look into the world of professional wrestling by taking a closer look at the people beneath the personas.
Robert Koehler

A gently and genuinely observed film whose subject is a garish, artificial display of mayhem.

June 21, 2017
Time Out

We tour the All-Pro Wrestling School in California and Philadelphia's fearsome Extreme Championshi...

June 21, 2017
Globe and Mail
Liam Lacey

Entertaining and twisted.

June 17, 2017
Denver Post
Steven Rosen

Beyond the Mat transcends its subject, pro wrestling, to become a wrenching, sobering, emotional g...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Gripping wrestling docu mixes violence with drugs, swearing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that like the WWE shows, Beyond the Mat is violent and profane. Unlike the WWE shows, this is the truth, and scenes showing Jake with his estranged father and daughter and Mick's wife and children horrified by a fight may be far more upsetting than the fights themselves.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:March 17, 2000
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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