Based on 602 votes and 52 reviews
boring as hell! terrible waste of time.
i thought it was very good it showed the troubles wrestlers nearing retirement have adjusting to real life
Within the top movies of all time, in the top 5 of mine
Good movie, incomplete ending leaves you guessing. Had I known I wouldn't have watched it. **'s
Great movie and a couple of superb performances!!
Well acted and a great performance by Mickey Rourke.Ms Tomei does a very good job too!
Difficult to watch the wrestling scenes with him getting injured but overall a really good movie & worth watching. Acting was excellent from everyone.
fantastic acting in a great movie
The most brilliant movie I've seen in years, excellent portrayal of a broken man trying to make it years after his prime.
This is a brilliant movie, intense fight scenes, profoundly moving story. It draws you in -- if you have a partner you will feel closer watching the film together. Also, it depicts working class culture beautifully.
The Wrestler: a truly amazing film with the spectacular return of Mickey Rourke and the redemption of both Evan Rachael Wood and Marisa Tomei. the direction is amzing and the film itself is just so great. for that it receives 5 stars
Depressing but great-this could have been Mickey Rourke's alternate life.
EXCELLENT!!!..really stuck with me,realistic,sad,great acting...will remember this movie for a long time......RS
excellent comeback for Mickey, I used to be his fan during the good old days, no doubt for OSCAR!
I wasnt really expecting much but I was blown away by Rourke's acting and Tomei's performance. One of the best films I have seen in years.
OSCAR WINNING ROURKE PERFORMANCE,,,, ROCK ON ROURKE
Best movie I have seen in a long time. Great acting and a heartfelt story, loved it!
Rourke is totally believable as a professional wrestler. He has the right look, build, and voice. An amazing performance. Plot is fairly thin and not at all unique but Rourke steals the show. And Marisa Tomei is also excellent as a stripper with a heart. Not as good as Slumdog but a fine film and I hope Rourke wins the Oscar.
Depressing but great!
Great script and great performances. Rourke and Tomei both deserve Oscars!
best movie ever it has soul and human touch
Excellent acting and very down-to-earth movie. The actor portrayed the wrestler as an actual human being struggling to make ends meet and faces life's problems like the rest of us. I felt like I was part of the movie, like I was actually there.
Those that criticize this movie are probably part of the group of society that support wrestling and cheer when people get hit in the face with a metal folding chair. I know its hard for some of you to actually "think" when you go to a movie but give it a try pod people.
Feeble effort. Terrible acting. No plot.
If there was a Zero star that would be it...IT WAS BAD...same story line as a gazzilion other movies..washed up actor gets a chance to make it big make amends..Micky is a bad ACTOR the plastic surgery he got makes him more apropiate for horror shows instead of watching his face on a jumbo screen...in all pass on the movie its a yawn.
Fantastic film. It's raw, gritty, and has a documentary style feel to it. The wrestling scenes were raw and violent (as was the aftermath of the matches on Randy the Ram). Mickey Rourke is great in this film and deserves the Oscar nom and if he wins it would be a great comeback. Ya gotta see this film!
It`s no Rocky but it`s still awesome
Mickey Rourke At His Greatest!
The past 10 or 12 years for the lead actor have apparently been spent living a wasted existence and about 5 of those years were spent actually boxing in the lower level pro's. Mickey Rourke played Mickey Rourke, so in that context it was no great leap for him as an actor. A simple, enjoyable story line. It was well executed and entertaining, but it was no Oscar winner. signed.........GWH
awesome movie, first time ive been interested enough to see a movie in the theatre in a couple years. look forward to seeing rourke in other upcoming roles.
Stunning character piece. Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei are amazing.
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie! Mickey Rourke was excellent and I'm so happy to see him making movies again.
the only other actor that could have possibly pulled this role off is Daniel Day Lewis....maybe.
I saw this movie yesterday and I can't stop thinking about it still. Amazing movie. Mickey Rourke deserves the Oscar.
it was enjoyable, but nothing extraordinary. Rourke is good.
Mickey Rouke still can not act,,,,
That Marisa Tomei is one hot enchalada!
It was good but it had a few slow parts which kind of made me bored. Of course that is just me. So, it is a renter in my books. 3/5
Mickey Rourke IS the movie. He understood the core of the character and never over played it. His honest simplicity and reverence for the character should win him best actor. Marisa Tomei was good also. I did however find the photography of the back of his head annoying.
Rourke gives an incredible performance, is backed up almost too well from Tomei, and the direction is the icing on the cake for soon-to-be classic.
What a great movie. Definitely go watch it. Amazing character development. You get really attached to him.
Amazing movie - up there with Gran Torino, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Slumdog amongst the best movies of the year. The subtle acting, and realism make this the best of the bunch.
it was ok but Mickey aint getting no Oscar
really hard to watch