The Wrestler

Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Brilliant drama about rough redemption is for adults only.

R 2008 105 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 17+

Very good drama about an aged wrestler's chance of redemption.

The Wrestler has to be one of Mickey Rourke's best performances. He literally brings his character, Randy "The Ram" to life in this film, and it shows his stressful daily struggles coping with his old age plus his passion for wrestling, which takes a huge turn when he abuses certain drugs to keep him fit, and the excessive heavylifting, which lands him a massive heart attack. Ever since, he's told that if he ever wrestles like he does ever again, he's literally playing Russian roulette. One time could be his last, since his mutiple heart bypass operation caused by the relentless wrestling. This movie isn't for children nor teenagers, because the violence displayed in this movie, especially for the scenes of brutal wrestling, is disturbing and graphic. One scene, you see Randy cut his forehead with a razor to bring a "bloody hit" effect in wrestling;a scene where you see him literally suffer a heart attack, vomits, and passes out in the floor; and another part where he gets mad at working in the grocery store where he cuts his hand on a ham slicer and blood gushes everywhere. Language is strong and vulgar at times, frequent uses of f**k, god**n, sh*t, b*tch, and other anatomical terms. Sexual content is strong and graphic when shown, especially one of the characters work as a stripper, where you see bare breasts and people dancing provocatively. One explicit scene shows a man thrusting into another woman in the bathroom, where you see his groin and the woman's bare breasts. The Wrestler is one of the best, well written dramas of 2008, but for your children, keep aware that this movie is HIGH on the violence, sexual content and language.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Extreme violence and graphic content makes this movie a no-gooder for kids

This movie contains graphic content,Persuasive strong language,And EXTENSIVE consumer products like Call Of Duty 4,RATT,And Polard,I rate that NO ONE under 17 can WATCH THIS MOVIE!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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