4.5

The Wrestler

Drama Sport


 

A drama centered on retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson as he makes his way through the independent circuit.

In a movie about wrestling, it's only fitting that the acting in this film is superb. "The Wrestler" explores what a human being is capable of, and then what they do. It's this no holds barred honesty that makes this film spectacular. As the camera follows Randy "The Ram" onto the stage of his life, he bears all to his fans, and the audience, in a wonderfully poignant performance. If wrestling is all about acting, then this film is the teaching manual.

Anthony Macali

Limited Release 15th January 2009
109 mins