The Wrestler Review
12.18.08 by REELZ
The Wrestler is an eye-opening look at the dark underbelly of professional wrestling. On the big screen, pro wrestling has traditionally been approached from a comical perspective. After all, it's fake, right? But writer Robert D. Siegel's dark script goes far deeper, an examination of the tolls such a lifestyle can take on a former hero once the big shows have stopped calling.
By now, you've probably heard plenty about Mickey Rourke's revealing emotional performance as The Ram. The praise is no exaggeration. He digs deep, disappearing within this characterization, turning in the finest performance of his career.
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