American Wrestler: The Wizard (2017)

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Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Entertainment present an inspiring tale based on true events, American Wrestler: The Wizard, coming to select cinemas for a special one night event. Based on true events, 17-year-old Ali Jahani is a newcomer to a small California town, where he stands out as different in an unwelcoming community. Living with his embittered uncle, the boy faces a mountain of adversity everywhere he turns. Rejected by everyone but determined to fit in, he joins the school's floundering wrestling team. With a chance to change how others see him, Ali must step up and learn to be a hero. Experience this moving story on the big screen and get special access to exclusive interviews with the cast and behind-the-scenes footage!

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Critic Reviews for American Wrestler: The Wizard

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Only a middling example of its genre ...

Dec 19, 2016 | Full Review…

"American Wrestler" is mostly tired old formula. Still, what the movie lacks in originality it makes up for in personality ...

Dec 17, 2016 | Full Review…
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It may be by-the-book, but "American Wrestler" is a story well worth telling.

Dec 15, 2016 | Full Review…

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