Andre the Giant Reviews

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November 6, 2020
When you see something both miraculous and terrifying, often the words "something else" come out. Andre The Giant was something else, but he was also so much more.
November 4, 2020
A fascinating and poignant documentary in which friends and admirers track the story of professional wrestling legend Andre the Giant.
July 23, 2019
An essential work for fans of wrestling but also for lovers of good stories. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 7, 2019
[Andre the Giant] is thoughtful, concise and well-made, a compelling piece of filmmaking that shines a light on a man the likes of whom we'll almost certainly never see again.
February 1, 2019
Andre the Giant is a fantastic documentary.
October 10, 2018
Hehir's use of pop music and symphonic scores in the film is extremely strong. There are perfectly timed cues throughout the picture that help transition us through storylines
September 14, 2018
While the doco celebrates the myth of the man, it also crafts a portrait of a rather solitary figure whose gregarious personality masked a quieter, more sensitive soul.
July 3, 2018
Even if you're not a wrestling fan, you can appreciate a documentary about Andre the Giant...This is a standard but adoring portrait with a good deal of history.
June 14, 2018
We're literally seeing a legend in the making with Andre the Giant's humble beginnings.
June 11, 2018
It is constantly moving, often fun, and at points incredibly humorous, as it tells the story of the man who was nicknamed "the eighth wonder of the world" and from this documentary, he was just that.
April 16, 2018
Mostly we marvel at him the same way we would by paying 50 cents at the side show.
April 13, 2018
Director Jason Hehir finds the humanity in this superficially bestial figure.
April 13, 2018
The documentary, directed by Jason Hehir, makes a tear-jerking case for Andre the Giant struggling with alienation in the world's spotlight.
April 13, 2018
Even when reality is stranger than fiction, the clarion call of fantasy is too enticing to ignore.
April 12, 2018
Mostly, we have a fuller understanding of why Andre's 46 years on this planet had such a lasting effect on so many people.
April 12, 2018
"Andre the Giant" can't get its hands around the subject matter, but what it does accomplish is a rich understanding of Roussimoff's temperament, loneliness, and megafame as a WWF titan.
April 11, 2018
It'll make you miss the Eighth Wonder of the World.
April 11, 2018
HBO's heartfelt look at the life and times of Andre the Giant, and how he presided as the industry's biggest draw during a very stark period of swell and transition, was captivating and cool.
April 10, 2018
Pro wrestling is an entire industry built around an illusion, and it's something that Andre the Giant often nods at, but often seems to brush aside in favor of focusing on the deep resonance it has with its fans.
April 10, 2018
It's primarily a celebration of a one-of-a-kind talent, intended to put him back into his proper context.
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