17% Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
50% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
100% Bears Apr 18
64% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
48% Rio 2 $39.3M
72% Oculus $12.0M
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77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
14% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

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36% Mixology: Season 1
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Workaholics: Season 4

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82% The Blacklist: Season 1
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98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

Beyond the Mat Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

WWF documentary is OK for older teens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

October 14, 2010
Michael Dequina

Am engrossing watch, but it's far from the most fascinating and incisive look at its subject.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

January 3, 2010
Richard Luck

Blaustein, Foley and Funk layeth the smack well and truly down.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 31, 2008
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 23, 2007
Robert Koehler
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A gently and genuinely observed film whose subject is a garish, artificial display of mayhem.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 23, 2007

Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A very good film that both wrestling fans and non-wrestling fans will enjoy.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

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.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 9, 2005
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

A hilarious and heartbreaking documentary.

| Original Score: 4/4

May 14, 2003
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat

Surprisingly riveting.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2002
Fiona Morrow
Sight and Sound

Unfortunately Blaustein isn't an experienced enough film-maker to make much of such material.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

December 3, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette easygoing, straightforward film without too many surprises

Full Review | Original Score: B-

August 28, 2002
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

June 21, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Entertaining and twisted.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

March 19, 2002
Tom Block

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.

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September 18, 2001
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

The real meat of the movie comes in the many intimate moments that Blaustein's camera catches.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: B-

March 24, 2001
Dan Fazio

This film's grizzled exterior masks a sensitive, family-oriented personality.

Full Review Source: Citysearch | Original Score: 8/10

January 1, 2000
Susan Granger

It may be more than you ever wanted to know about the subject of professional wrestling.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

This is a first-rate documentary, and one of the few which is worth going to the theater for.

| Original Score: 9/10

January 1, 2000
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Funny and touching documentary.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

January 1, 2000
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