Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Opening This Weekend: The Wrestler

I have been waiting for this movie for months. The movie plays at Seven Gables starting this Friday.


Rotten Tomatoes reported that 98% of critics gave the film positive write-ups based upon a sample of 108, with an average score of 8.2/10.[15] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received an average score of 81, based on 27 reviews.[16] Mickey Rourke, in particular, has received considerable critical acclaim for his performance in the film.[17] Alonso Duralde, of MSNBC, said, "Rourke's work transcends mere stunt-casting; his performance is a howl of pain that seems to come from a very real place."[18] The movie currently holds a ranking of 8.7 on IMDB and is #66 on that websites Top 250.[19] Todd McCarthy, of Variety, said, "Rourke creates a galvanizing, humorous, deeply moving portrait that instantly takes its place among the great, iconic screen performances." (from Wikipedia)

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