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The Wrestler

(DVD - 2009 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Wrestler


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Back in the late '80s, Randy 'The Ram' Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, decades past his prime, he barely gets by working small wrestling shows in VFW halls and as a part-time grocery store employee. He faces health problems that may end his wrestling career and is attempting to come to terms with his life outside the ring. He wants to reconcile with the daughter he abandoned in childhood and begins a relationship with a stripper. He struggles with his new life and an offer of a high-profile rematch with his 1980s arch-nemesis, 'The Ayatollah,' which might just be his ticket back to stardom.
Statement of Responsibility: Fox Searchlight Pictures presents ; in association with Wild Bunch ; a Protozoa Pictures production ; a film by Darren Aronofsky ; produced by Scott Franklin ; written by Robert Siegel ; directed and produced by Darren Aronofsky
Uniform Title: Wrestler (Motion picture)
Title: The wrestler
[videorecording]
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, Fox Searchlight Pictures :, Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.,, c2009
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • Bearddis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mickey Rourke gives another amazing performance in The Wrestler as a very complex character Randy "The Ram" Robinson. Randy is a formerly world renown wrestler still clinging to his former glory by performing at small scale wrestling events while also working a cruddy part time job at a grocery mart to barely keep his bills paid. The Wrestler is the journey of the end of his life. A broken mans struggle to maintain his pride, save his broken relationships, and try to develop new meaningful relationships. You'll be hard pressed to find a more honest film. A must watch.

Report This Jun 26, 2013
  • MyEvilTwin rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Well, let me tell ya - There's absolutely nothing in the world that I despise more than a man who's literally pushing 60 who dyes his shoulder-length hair blond, wears it up in a frickin' bun, and even uses bobby-pins to keep those straying hairs in place._____ And that, my friends, was just the man that "love-thy-self" Randy Robinson, the Ram, was in The Wrestler._____ With his pimply ass, and his tattoo of Christ, Robinson was a tiresome character, and, pretty much, nothing but a loser and a broken-down piece of trailer-trash._____ When it came to pleasing his audience who came to watch him in the ring, Robinson was such a moron that he even deliberately cut himself with a piece of concealed razor blade just for the sake of getting some hollow cheers from the insatiable crowd._____ Filled with all sorts of shallow characters (like the sleazy stripper, Cassidy), The Wrestler was just a worthless piece of movie-fluff about a vain, self-deluded, old fart and his bloated ego and his hair done up in a bun.

Report This May 09, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Fame contra family values. Difficult father - daughter relations.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mickey Rourke gives an EXCELLENT performance as washed-up has-been Randy "The Ram". The despair, hopelessness, regret... Genuine; straight from the heart. Aronofsky's best film, in my opinion. FIVE STARS.

Report This Aug 02, 2012
  • lasertravis rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This was a well-acted, interesting drama. Rourke did a great job as a completely believable aging pro wrestler. More or less depressing, but still entertaining to me as a character study. Tomei does a pretty good job as a used up stripper as well. The story pulls no punches and ends unexpectedly.

Report This Jun 05, 2012
  • Quimeras rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Those who love the 80’s- it music and the colorful personas that made up the world of wrestling- will enjoy “The Wrestler”. This movie works because it is simple and honest in telling the story of a “fallen star”. Mickey Rourke is superb in his role and well-worth watching in this film.

Report This Jun 02, 2012
  • sdforeman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this movie. It does a great job making you understand the characters. You really get sucked into Randy "The Ram", hoping things will finally work out for him, but then agreeing that his decision at the end is really his only choice. Good movie for a slow evening.

Report This Feb 06, 2012
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It was good, but I wasn't bowled over.

Report This Jan 06, 2012
  • bstudent rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

this surprised me. a really solid story about everyday people which we either take for granted or immortalize and neglect to see ourselves within.

Report This Oct 08, 2011
  • kwarah rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

SAD, life can be far more brutal & harsher than the Wrestlers & the wrestling stage. VERY EXCELLENT FILM,,,There is a whole lot to learn from this film.

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Report This Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Randy 'The Ram' Robinson: "Hey lady -- you want some f*cking cheese?!? Get your own f*cking cheese!!!"

Report This Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Randy 'The Ram' Robinson: When you live hard and you play hard and burn the candle at both ends... in this life, you can lose everything you love, everything that loves you. A lot of people told me that I'd never wrestle again, they said "he's washed up", "he's finished" , "he's a loser", "he's all through". You know what? The only ones gonna tell me when I'm through doing my thing, is you people here. You people here... you people here. You're my family. Share this quote

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  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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