As a wrestling fan, I was extremely anxious and excited to see this film after reading nothing but great reviews about Mickey Rourke's performance and the film itself. After viewing it, I thought the movie was just a tad overrated, but I thought Mickey Rourke's performance was just absolutely phenomenal. His portrayal as an old, broken down, has-been, barely able to get by pro wrestling veteran was Oscar worthy. The best way that I can describe this movie is "Rocky Balboa" (the new one) meets "Leaving Las Vegas" (minus the alcohol). When you watch this movie, you just feel like climbing through the screen and giving Rourke a big hug. Yes ladies and gentleman, he was that good.
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