At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

2019

At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

Critics Consensus

At the Heart of Gold is a scathing indictment of institutional abuse that sensitively provides victims with a platform to tell their stories -- weaving a sobering indictment of a sporting institution and a persuasive argument for reform.

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The case of Dr. Larry Nassar, who served as the osteopathic physician for the U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team for two decades; and who sexually abused numerous female athletes. Featuring interviews with dozens of survivors, this documentary highlights their heartbreaking stories while shining a harsh light on a system that prioritized winning over everything.

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

  • It's a chilling reminder that real predators rarely look and act like movie monsters.

    May 9, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Neel plays it straight aesthetically, marrying archival footage with newly recorded commentary, and it's the latter that gives "At the Heart of Gold" its gut-punching potency.

    May 5, 2019 | Full Review…

    Nick Schager

    Variety
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  • A substantial, illuminating and frightening look at the sexual abuse done over two decades by Larry Nassar, a team doctor for USA Gymnastics.

    May 3, 2019 | Full Review…
  • What Carr manages to indict in the film is both a specific environment and a more general culture disinclined to believe what women say about their own body.

    May 3, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Everything about "At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal" suggests someone coming toward you with a spoonful of particularly ghastly medicine. But the benefits outweigh the few unsavory side effects of this largely first-rate documentary.

    May 2, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Erin Lee Carr's "At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal" is a compellingly woven true-crime primer that serves both the gist of what happened while exploding your consciousness over what needs to be done in the future.

    May 2, 2019 | Full Review…

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