The Wrestler

The Wrestler
The Wrestler
  • R
  • 1h 50m
  • 2008
Certified Fresh98%
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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.
© 2008 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: Mickey Rourke gives a performance for the ages in The Wrestler, a richly affecting, heart-wrenching yet ultimately rewarding drama.
Reviews
Time Out
Hank Sartin
Fresh

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Joshua Rothkopf
Fresh

May 22, 2019
Sydney Morning Herald
Eddie Cockrell
Fresh

Who better than Rourke to sell the idea of a battered, yet proud pugilist in search of redemption?

June 21, 2017
Miami Herald
Rene Rodriguez
Fresh

It's a wonderful, career-reviving performance, and you can't imagine the movie without him. Welcom...

May 22, 2019
Houston Chronicle
Amy Biancolli
Fresh

Predictable as it is, this sad, strong beast of a film keeps us pinned to the mat with the strengt...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 17, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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