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Athlete A (2020)

PG-13 | | Documentary, Crime, Sport | 24 June 2020 (USA)
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Follow the Indianapolis Star reporters that broke the story about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse and hear from gymnasts like Maggie Nichols.

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Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
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Maggie Nichols Maggie Nichols ... Self - Gymnast
Gina Nichols Gina Nichols ... Self - Maggie's Mom
John Nichols John Nichols ... Self - Maggie's Dad
Steve Berta Steve Berta ... Self - Investigations Editor, The Indianapolis Star
Marisa Kwiatkowski Marisa Kwiatkowski ... Self - Investigations Reporter, The Indianapolis Star
Mark Alesia Mark Alesia ... Self - Investigations Reporter, The Indianapolis Star
Rachael Denhollander Rachael Denhollander ... Self - Former Gymnast
Jessica Howard Jessica Howard ... Self - USA Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion
Jamie Dantzscher Jamie Dantzscher ... Self - USA Olympic Team 2000
John Manly John Manly ... Self - Attorney, Manly Stewart & Finaldi
Tim Evans Tim Evans ... Self - Investigations Reporter, The Indianapolis Star
Jennifer Sey Jennifer Sey ... Self - Author, Chalked Up
Géza Poszar Géza Poszar ... Self - Karolyi Choreographer
Tracee Talavera Tracee Talavera ... Self - USA Olympic Team 1984
Mike Jacki Mike Jacki ... Self - Former President, USA Gymnastics
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Follow the Indianapolis Star reporters that broke the story about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse and hear from gymnasts like Maggie Nichols.

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A Good Disturbing Documentary
24 June 2020 | by alindsay-alSee all my reviews

This documentary hit Netflix today and I had the chance to watch Athlete A and here is my review for it. The premise of the film documents the real story of Dr Larry Nassar and how he molested young gymnastics for 30 years and how US Athletics covered it up.

Now this film deals with a really intense and disturbing subject matter and it does it really well. As you learn more and more you realise just how disgusting and horrific the actions by Nassar was and just how badly run the US Gymnastics was and how they aided this pedophile which is just truly horrifying.

The thing that makes this really awful, is that by all accounts Nassar seemed like a nice guy and the nicest guy at US Athletics. But he used this to break all the trust issues that there was and let him commit these horrible acts and it is so satisfying seeing him get taken down.

But this film did have some negatives and it is mostly due to it's pacing. I felt like there was some background information that was presented here that didn't add that much to the story. It would have been fine for a mini series but this is only a 1 hour 45 film so it dawdles at times when it shouldn't be. Also if feels like it skips over the really interesting parts involved in this whole case.

Also, obviously seeing all these gymnasts revealing their stories are highly emotional I just wish they could of got Simone Biles to take part. She revealed to the court that she was a victim and with her being the most famous gymnast in the world it would have added more star power here.

Overall, this is a good documentary with a disturbing subject matter. But it has some pacing issues which hurts it and would have maybe been better as a mini series.


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