The Wrestler Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 442

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 462

Theatrical Release Date: 12/17/2008

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 04/21/2009

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Sport

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Actors: Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood, Giovanni Roselli, Wass Stevens, Marisa Tomei, Elizabeth Wood

Plot: A broken down wrestler well past his prime tries to hang onto the limelight by bouncing around indie circuits and making just enough to get by.

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019

Mickey Rourke believably portrays a down-and-out professional wrestler in this astounding and bleak redemption story that's anything but generic.

Rating of
3.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/08/2014

The Wrestler is by far Mickey Rourke's best role yet. The movie has a fantastic script and a brilliant directing.

Rating of
4/4

scunaclaf - wrote on 10/04/2013

Really good drama. its emotional, its engaging. you feel for Rourkes character...

Full Movie Reviews

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

"The Wrestler" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 03/11/2012

20 years after his hay day, Randy "The Ram" is still trying to nurse his broken body through the independent wrestling circuit when he suffers a heart attack that threatens his career. Maybe because it's because I'm English, or maybe because I don't have wheels on my home, I approached this film with a certain trepidation because I have absolutely no interest in wrestling, or sports movies in general.The plot is very much in the same vein as one of the million+ corny true life TV movies out there, but I must admit this film did win me over, basically for Mickey Rourke's incredibly honest performance for which he obviously drew on his own experiences as a professional boxer. It is the anti-sports movie, where instead of a small town guy making good, it is the story of a man who begins at …

Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

Rating of
3.5/4

The Wrestler review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/11/2011

Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) gets hospitalized after a fight. Pam/Cassidy (Marisa Tomei) helps Ram find a gift for his daughter. The stunts were believable and transformation from the aging wrestler who didn't care to a sensitive father whose passion is to wrestle. Really enjoyed the "hardcore" match with the props. Its choreography, soundtrack and cast shines. The 80's reference was fun since this reviewer likewise enjoyed wrestling and the music of GN'R, Crue, etc. Bonus features were likewise a treat. One of the best lines from Ram - "I'm alone. And I deserve to be all alone. I just don't want you to hate me." "The only place I get hurt is out there. The world don't give a shit about me." Rourke really brought this film on his shoulders because of his stunning …

Mr. E Movie Review
Mr. E Movie Review
Rising Star

Rating of
3.5/4

The Wrestler, a Mr. E Movie Review

Mr. E Movie Review - wrote on 09/25/2009

The Wrestler, a Mr. E Movie Review

(Run time: 109 min. - Directed by: Darren Aronofsky - Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei)

The dramatic masterpiece The Wrestler has been called Mickey Rourke's comeback role. I say he just wasn't offered a role like this earlier. I mean this guy can act! He's raw, real, and charasmatic and The Wrestler is an awesome journey.

When wrestling superstar Randy "The Ram's" life starts it's decent 20 years after his prime, everything seems to crumble. He has a choice, he can either roll over and die, start a new humble journey, or just accept things the way they are and go out with a bang. Everything seems to be against him. His body is breaking down, he's broke, his daughter hates him, and his only friend outside of the ring is an aging, yet …

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Bob Stone
Bob Stone
Director

Bob Stone - wrote on 2009-05-16 09:48

That's tough because they both leave you with two completley different feeling, Rocky leaving you feeling uplifted and triumphant, whereas the Wrestler left me cold and bummed. I would actually go with the Wretler overall,though

Hush
Hush
Producer

Hush - wrote on 2009-04-23 05:29

I loved both movies and as much as I like Mickey Rourke I liked Rocky better. I found Rocky a little more redeeming.

GJ81
GJ81
Producer

GJ81 - wrote on 2009-03-22 12:00

I aodred the Wrestler and I left the cinema with a feeling i don't often get. One of complete satisfaction. Rourke's performance was that there wasn't a performance. With a camera that close to your face, it takes a skill and discipline to act natural, and to not see that camera. That's the genious of his role here. Randy 'The Ram' becomes so very real because Rourke somehow behaves as he would in the real world. And that surely can not be easy to do infront a crew.

Hush
Hush
Producer

Hush - wrote on 2009-03-08 16:03

Rourke played a character...Penn was just pushing an agenda.

Alex
Alex
Movie God

Alex - wrote on 2009-03-08 11:50

Bur Rourke wasn't playing any actor - he was merely playing himself.  Penn was actually acting.  I still think Pitt did the best out of all them.

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