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Mickey Rourke delivers a powerful performance as an ex-professional wrestler, who despite himself and the odds stacked against him, lives to be a hero once again inside the ring.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Mickey Rourke gives a performance for the ages in The Wrestler, a richly affecting, heart-wrenching yet ultimately rewarding drama.
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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Brilliant drama about rough redemption is for adults only.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this critically acclaimed indie drama is a strong, brilliant, fierce film -- for adults only. The acting, direction, and writing are of Oscar caliber, but there's extensive nudity, unflinching violence, drinking, drug use/abuse, and swearing. The film is also moody and complex, depicting the physical and moral consequences of the characters' work as "professionals" in the economy of entertainment.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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- Release Date:December 17, 2008
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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