Review: The Wrestler

Movie marks a high profile come back for Micky Rourke, earning critical acclaim for his performance. His character in the movie is a bit hard to read though, going through his daily life a bit solemn and silent. Those going for the title and expecting an action flick will be highly disappointed. It’s an almost sad story of a broken flawed man, and it plays in a somewhat limited world. Pacing is a bit too slow for my taste too. Drama wise, it’s just okay. The tear jerkers are as expected, but not overly powerful.
Camera work is mostly follow stalking style, so be prepared for some unnecessarily shaky scenes.
Maybe it’s a disappointment because I expected too much (and that included Bruce Springsteen’s title track).6½.

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