The Wrestler details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Mickey Rourke, Ernest Miller, Marisa Tomei, Marisa Tomei, Todd Barry, Evan Rachel Wood, Vale Anoai|
|Collections:||100 Most Wanted, 2011's Top Films, American Indie, Award Nominees & Winners, Critic's Choice, Decades: 00s, Editor's Picks, Exclusive Films|
|1hr 44 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Oscar nominated story of a retired professional wrestler, making his way through the independent circuit and trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival.
Most helpful review
Micky Rourke is just mesmerizing.By a customer from Queens Park , 25 Oct 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]A really immersive film, that manages to live the washed out wrestlers life day by agonizing day. I have only felt this level of emotional gutting once before and that was with my first view of 'Requiem for a Dream'. The world feels authentic and sometimes sexy, honoring its source material, in all it's bloody glory.
Mickey Rourke's performance is absolutely incredible and it hurts so much to stare at such a demolished incarnation of him. Marisa Tomei is beautiful and again like with the every other aspect of the film you find yourself just staring in amazement.
The film has a dark sense of humor which surprises you during the lows. You can see the turns ahead but ride is too immersive to let yourself second guess the plot, and your first time will be heart throbbing and unnerving.
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Highly enjoyable wrestling movieBy VIDEOMONSTER (252 reviews) from Glasgow , 10 Jan 2010The Wrestler is one for the boys definitely as they will revel at the inside view of professional wrestling. The performances of Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei are short of brilliant. The script is witty and the direction is crisp for the most part. The direction does sag when it is away from the wrestling ring and some of the scenes feel forced. The relationship between Rourke and Wood isn't explored enough for my liking, with Woods character very much short changed for the star of the show which is Rourke. I can understand why Rourke was nominated for the Oscars, yet also understand why he lost out. If you like wrestling, then this is for you, as the drama takes second place.
The WrestlerBy a customer from North Wales , 10 Jan 2010Disappointing and predictable storyline although the acting was worth watching.
good filmBy smokeychops (670 reviews) from newcastle under lyme , 09 Jan 2010I thought this was a good film , well made and acted by all involved, interesting life of a professional wrestler,
ExcellentBy GFC (16 reviews) from Harrogate , 09 Jan 2010Micky Rourke is brilliant in this sad tale of a man trying to change his life but sadly remaining trapped & unhappy.
good but not great.By magentasky (3 reviews) from Edgware , 08 Jan 2010I loved micky rouke in this film his acting was great but the film itself was not as great as i thought it would be even a little boring in parts. Still worth a watch.