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VierasTalo added this to a list 5 years, 4 months ago
Movies Watched in 2009 (209 movies items)

"Mickey Rourke. This is his movie. Without Rourke, this could not exist. Had they cast anyone else, it would be an inferior film. This is because the character of Randy "The Ram" Robinson is in so many ways similar to Mickey Rourke himself, that he gives the best lead performance all year. Now, he isn't playing himself. He's playing the character, but he clearly reflects his own life and his failures into The Ram to give him more emotion, and essentially build the character as a whole. Rourke is "


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The Cinephile's Film Journal: 2009 (222 movies items)

"Watched on 6/17/09"


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Assistidos 2009 - Parte 2 (108 movies items)
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" A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Rendis Robinsonas – senstantis imtynininkas. Vieną dieną nusistovėjusį Rendžio gyvenimo ritmą sutrikdo trauma. Imtynininkas suvokia, kad jam gali tekti visiems laikams pamiršti tai, ką jis myli ir moka geriausiai – imtynes. Be imtynių savo gyvenime Rendis daugiau nieko neturi. Pamažu Rendžio"


BadSmile added this to a list 5 years, 6 months ago
Films Watched In 2009 (249 movies items)
VierasTalo posted a review 5 years, 6 months ago

Rourke's tour de force

“Most stories are comprised of a few different parts, such as the introduction, the climax and the so called cooling off after the climax. If a film nails all the parts a good story should have, it's likely to have a very good story. What most people don't like about The Wrestler is that the film's climax essentially doesn't end in their mind. If you ask me though, the film climaxes before the monumental fight in the end of the movie. The climax is the downfall of The Ram, and after that we get to digest the entire climax during a fight scene. This story is different in a way because it doesn't peak at a big fight scene, but instead emotionally starting from The Ram cutting his hand at a meat station. All this is most certainly carefully planned out by writer/director Darren Aronofsky, and ” read more

Adriano Lopes added this to a list 5 years, 6 months ago
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"3.12. Watched on DVD. *** Hieno ja koskettava leffa kehärääkistä. Rourkelta aivan mahtava suoritus ja Oscar meni kyllä väärään paikkaan. Marisa Tomei tuo hienoa naiskauneutta leffaan. Loistava lopetus. "


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"Sean Penniä "kannustin" parhaan miespääosan Oscarin voittoon elokuvasta Milk, vaikken sitä ollut nähnytkään (enkä tosin kyllä vieläkään) ihan vain siksi, että pidän Pennistä aivan suunnattomasti näyttelijänä. Nyt kuitenkin pystyn jo epäröimään Oscarin oikeaa suuntaa, sillä Mickey Rourken suoritus oli vertaansa vailla. Aivan uskomaton. Mutta se siitä Rourke-virrestä, sillä loistavat olivat myös sivuroolit mm. Marisa Tomeilta ja Evan Rachel Woodilta. Elokuva poikkesi mu"


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"Não é nada bonito. Mas é bom."


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"Could call this one the most impressive film of -08 and also Mickey Rourke's greatest performance. The film is photographed entirely with hand-held camera and manages to be a really touching one. Ending is also near-perfect."


realjulius added this to a list 5 years, 9 months ago
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"Ei turhaan ole sanottu, että tämä elokuva voi kertoa kenestä tahansa meistä. Elokuvan tunnelma on niin tiivis, että sitä voisi veitsellä halkoa. Mickeyn roolisuorituksen jyvät kumpuavat hänen omasta elämästään, eikä se ole yhtään huono puoli. Raaka ja armoton kuvaus tavallisesta ihmisestä. Arofonsky on jälleen kaikinpuolin loistovedossa, toteutus on ensiluokkaisen upeaa, mutta eniten mieleenpainuvinta on Rourken suoritus Randyna. Vaikka tätä on toitotettu ja kuultu, niin "


diabolical dr voodoo added this to a list 5 years, 10 months ago
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moviemaniac126 posted a review 5 years, 12 months ago

lame , did not deserve the hype

“Mickey Rourke stars in this very dark film. as a wrestler by the name of Randy "Ram" Robinson. A profesional wrestler coming of age. the film also stars Marisa Tomei as cassidy/Pam ,Robinson's love interest, who is also a stripper who is losing the interest of her customers. and the very beautiful and talented Evan Rachel wood who plays Stephanie, Robinson's daughter who absolutley hates him. I found this film to be very slow moving and to have very little meanginful dialogue. Directed by Darren Arrpnofsky(The Foutain) The wrestler is true to it's tagline "love, pain, glory". Although this does not change my feelings toward the film. Rourke and cast do provide very good performances. Although I do not find this to be my favoite Rouke performance either( I prefer sin city in the role of ma” read more

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"1st time on TV"


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JxSxPx posted a review 6 years, 1 month ago

The Wrestler

“I never thought that I would type these words: I wanted Mickey Rourke to win the Oscar. After years of slumming his quirky and strange talent in B-movies and straight-to-DVD trash, he has returned in a big way. He looks like hell, he sounds like hell, and he's lovable for being so simplistic. Yet he is handicapped emotionally, and, should he continue to wrestle, physically. It is not quite the autobiographical film that everyone claims it is, although that is there, but a complicated, moving and depressing portrait of someone who time passed by. It is not entirely a one-man show since Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood have big emotional impacts, despite very limited screen time. Wood only has two scenes, but they are both emotionally devastating for very different reasons. The first is dur” read more