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WWF documentary is OK for older teens.
| Original Score: 4/5
Am engrossing watch, but it's far from the most fascinating and incisive look at its subject.
| Original Score: 3/4
Blaustein, Foley and Funk layeth the smack well and truly down.
Documentaries are almost always more interesting if the filmmakers fess up about their relationship to the subject, as unabashed pro-wrestling fan Barry Blaustein does in this naively made, compelling homage to the sport.
A gently and genuinely observed film whose subject is a garish, artificial display of mayhem.
We tour the All-Pro Wrestling School in California and Philadelphia's fearsome Extreme Championships, but it's the studies Blaustein makes of several wrestlers that root the film.
A very good film that both wrestling fans and non-wrestling fans will enjoy.
Barry Blaustein takes a long, hard look at pro wrestling and, while not making me a newborn fan of the sport, he taught me the intensity and sacrifice of those who enter the ring.
| Original Score: B
A hilarious and heartbreaking documentary.
| Original Score: 4/4
Unfortunately Blaustein isn't an experienced enough film-maker to make much of such material.
...an easygoing, straightforward film without too many surprises
| Original Score: B-
turns out to be less interested in the cartoonish brutality of pro wrestling than it is with the lives of the people who make their living in the ring.
Entertaining and twisted.
Blaustein and his film have at least put a human face on those monstrous countenances that snarl out from our television sets on Saturday afternoons.
The real meat of the movie comes in the many intimate moments that Blaustein's camera catches.
| Original Score: B-
This film's grizzled exterior masks a sensitive, family-oriented personality.
| Original Score: 8/10
It may be more than you ever wanted to know about the subject of professional wrestling.
| Original Score: 6/10
This is a first-rate documentary, and one of the few which is worth going to the theater for.
| Original Score: 9/10
Funny and touching documentary.