Fake It So Real Reviews

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
April 20, 2012
What's different is a poignant sense of community that makes for a richer portrait overall.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 19, 2012
"Fake It So Real" filled me with affection for its down-and-out heroes, a group of semi-pro wrestlers in Lincolnton, N.C.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ryan Lattanzio
San Francisco Chronicle
March 15, 2012
An engrossing documentary that lends humanity to independent pro wrestling's savage theater of machismo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steve Dollar
Wall Street Journal
January 13, 2012
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Andy Webster
New York Times
January 12, 2012
The taunts in the ring may be make-believe, but the slams against the mat are agonizingly genuine in Robert Greene's vivid documentary "Fake It So Real"...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
January 9, 2012
Though the matches themselves, with their crude narrative frameworks and stereotypes, may be something of an anticlimax, the film unearths the tough and complex life experiences they distill.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
August 25, 2011
An affectionate portrait of an all-American subculture.