The Wrestler

Review: The Wrestler

11 Feb 12

Rourke wrestles the dark night of his soul

Darren Aronofsky delivers again. Whether you see THE WRESTLER as a macho companion piece to BLACK SWAN or a study of one man's self-discovery, this documentary-style film is a powerful, moving and all too human tale. Mickey Rourke revels in his role as the washed-up wrestler. Not for all, this is no popcorn munchers cineplex blockbuster, but a thoughtful, slow-moving window on a character's soul. Wrestle against it and Mickey will smack you down, but bear with it and it delivers intelligent adult entertainment of the highest order. Oh, and if you don't wanna know that wrestling's fixed and they're all just acting... stick with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's movies!