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Lucha Mexico (2016)

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The ultimate look behind the mask, this film documents the joyous spectacle of Lucha Libre, which has thrilled fans in Mexico for generations. The film gives the audience the ultimate access to these legendary masked wrestlers, in the ring and beyond the lights of the stadium.

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Matt Bloom
as Gigante Bernard
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Critic Reviews for Lucha Mexico

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At a time when the physical toll of punishing sports is being reevaluated in film, it's difficult for me to get much enjoyment out of the theatrical machismo and unsettling masochism on display here, no matter how "staged" it may be.

July 15, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It aims to do for wrestling what the "Magic Mike" movies did for male stripping. But imagine a much slacker "Magic Mike," without the fun or the social commentary.

July 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Their enthusiasm for the sport and its traditions is contagious, spanning the generations.

July 14, 2016 | Full Review…

An insightful and wildly entertaining look at the wrestlers who ply their trade south of the border ...

July 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Our dynamic duo [of directors] should have devoted a little more time to the origins and cinematic legacy of the unique pop-culture phenomenon.

July 14, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Does a good job of showing these athletes at work and play (or in the gym, where they seem to spend most of their time) but fails at providing cultural or historical context for their actions.

July 14, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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