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blkbomb
Super Reviewer
½ July 9, 2013
Like Water is a documentary on UFC fighter, Anderson Silva, and the lead up to his extremely publicized 7th title defense fight against Chael Sonnen. It's a short little movie, but it was very entertaining to watch. If you like UFC and the whole circus atmosphere is exudes, then this movie will give you even more of an appreciation for it. The movie doesn't really dive too deep into the legend of Anderson Silva, but it gets the surface level stuff done well enough.

Basically liking this movie comes down to one thing and one thing only. Do you like watching two people beat the shit out of each other? If yes, then this is definitely worth a look. It's even more worth it if you've been a follower or fan of Anderson Silva for a long time. The guy is obviously a remarkable fighter, entertainer, and athlete. It's weird seeing this movie now, after he just lost the belt, but nonetheless, Silva's image of one of the best fighters ever can never be taken away.
May 17, 2013
Like Water may not do much for people who don't enjoy MMA but for fans of the sport the documentary about Anderson Silva is a fun behind the scenes view one of the greatest fighters of all time as he prepares for his title defense against obnoxious Chael Sonnen. Like Water is effective in giving fans of the sport insight into what fighters go through before fight night but it would have been much better with some insight into why Silva became a fighter and his childhood. Like Water could have been about so much more than preparing for a fight but director Pablo Croce missed the boat and left some questions unanswered.
May 25, 2016
I loved this movie. Anderson Silva is an inspiration. he is proof of the human spirit.
May 22, 2012
Bland documentary about the events leading up Anderson Silva's second fight against Chael Sonnen. It had so much potential to show his personal life as the greatest mixed martial artist to ever live. But sadly, it wasn't.
July 25, 2013
Not that interesting a person makes for not that interesting a documentary.
blkbomb
Super Reviewer
½ July 9, 2013
Like Water is a documentary on UFC fighter, Anderson Silva, and the lead up to his extremely publicized 7th title defense fight against Chael Sonnen. It's a short little movie, but it was very entertaining to watch. If you like UFC and the whole circus atmosphere is exudes, then this movie will give you even more of an appreciation for it. The movie doesn't really dive too deep into the legend of Anderson Silva, but it gets the surface level stuff done well enough.

Basically liking this movie comes down to one thing and one thing only. Do you like watching two people beat the shit out of each other? If yes, then this is definitely worth a look. It's even more worth it if you've been a follower or fan of Anderson Silva for a long time. The guy is obviously a remarkable fighter, entertainer, and athlete. It's weird seeing this movie now, after he just lost the belt, but nonetheless, Silva's image of one of the best fighters ever can never be taken away.
June 1, 2013
just saw it it was good
May 17, 2013
Like Water may not do much for people who don't enjoy MMA but for fans of the sport the documentary about Anderson Silva is a fun behind the scenes view one of the greatest fighters of all time as he prepares for his title defense against obnoxious Chael Sonnen. Like Water is effective in giving fans of the sport insight into what fighters go through before fight night but it would have been much better with some insight into why Silva became a fighter and his childhood. Like Water could have been about so much more than preparing for a fight but director Pablo Croce missed the boat and left some questions unanswered.
½ April 21, 2013
Yes it is a documentary but really it just a weak story needlessly elongated.
April 5, 2013
Excellent documentary. Makes you realize that this guy was born to be the greatest.
April 1, 2013
So detailed... What timing... What hero to so many...
March 22, 2013
I'm not even a UFC fan and I enjoyed it.
March 7, 2013
A fantastic documentary on the greatest fighter to ever live
½ January 13, 2013
I'm a massive MMA fan and Anderson Silva is arguably the best MMA fighter ever, but after his fight, shown on this film with Damian Maia I lost all respect for Silva, this is a must see for any MMA fan, primarily focuses on the build up to his first fight with Chael Sonnen. A lot of behind the scenes stuff that will mean nothing to most people but to MMA fans is gold dust. Most of the film is subtitled but this doesn't spoil it in any way shape or form. If you watch MMA, you have to see this...if not, probably best giving it a miss.
½ November 16, 2012
I'm a massive MMA fan and Anderson Silva is arguably the best MMA fighter ever, but after his fight, shown on this film with Damian Maia I lost all respect for Silva, this is a must see for any MMA fan, primarily focuses on the build up to his first fight with Chael Sonnen. A lot of behind the scenes stuff that will mean nothing to most people but to MMA fans is gold dust. Most of the film is subtitled but this doesn't spoil it in any way shape or form. If you watch MMA, you have to see this...if not, probably best giving it a miss.
July 22, 2012
Anderson Silva doco giving insight in how the MMA phenom prepared for his fight against Chael Sonnen back in 2010. Though nowhere near as polished or compelling as the UFC Countdown promos, it does look at the series of training sessions and press conferences leading up to the fight. For an MMA fans it essential viewing for the rare behind-the-scenes footage (Steven Seagal cameo) however when compared to something like When We Were Kings this is a missed opportunity considering how entertaining Sonnen is as a personality and Silva is left looking dull and uninterested which is disappointing considering how he is one of the most exciting fighters in the sport.
July 6, 2012
Great insight into the life and philosophy of Silva. Good for people who aren't fans of the genre.
June 20, 2012
I really liked it. Without script. Great for MMA fans but i think most people mildly interested in fights and sports would like the film.
½ June 19, 2012
Pretty damn entertaining, at least for me. Those who don't already know a decent amount about Anderson Silva or combat sports might not really get much out of it though. But in my biased opinion, it was pretty awesome to see the behind the scenes build-up and training for the fight that, to me, is one of the greatest and most epic comebacks in the history of fighting (not just mma). And also, it was pretty hilarious for me to see Chael Sonnen talk such a ridiculous amount of shit about Anderson, Jiu-Jitsu, and Brazilians in general...and then get tapped out by one of the most basic Jiu-Jitsu moves (while he was literally 1 minute away from becoming champion) by the Brazilian, Anderson Silva. And then, the fact that Sonnen gets popped for juicing after the fight only further adds to Anderson's epic badassery. Anderson Silva is this generation's Bruce Lee, and this film is a pretty cool insight into what separates him from the rest of us mere mortals.
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