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Wrestle is a movie starring Teague Berres, Jaquan Rhodes, and Jamario Rowe. Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in WRESTLE, an intimate coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O....

Running Time
1 hours 36 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Sport
Director
Suzannah Herbert, Lauren Belfer
Writer
Lauren Belfer, Steven Klein, Pablo Proenza, Suzannah Herbert
Actors
Teague Berres, Jaquan Rhodes, Chris Scribner, Jamario Rowe
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Hoop Dreams goes to the mat in WRESTLE, an intimate coming-of-age documentary about four members of a high-school wrestling team at Huntsville's J.O. Johnson High School, a longstanding entry on Alabama's list of failing schools. Coached by teacher Chris Scribner, teammates Jailen, Jamario, Teague, and Jaquan each face challenges far beyond a shot at the State Championship: splintered family lives, drug use, teenage pregnancy, mental health struggles, and run-ins with the law threaten to derail their success on the mat and lock any doors that could otherwise open. Tough-love coach Scribner isn't off the hook, either; he must come to terms with his own past conflicts while unwittingly wading into the complexities of race, class and privilege in the South. Director Suzannah Herbert and Co-Director Lauren Belfer captured over 650 hours of footage during the course of the team's final season to create this closely observed, deeply affecting depiction of growing up disadvantaged in America today.

Comments about documentary «Wrestle» (27)

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Victoria M.

It's just a wrestling documentary from the eighties, but the director, John Brion's (who directed the fantastic "The Rumble in the Jungle" back in the eighties), has found his way to tell the story of the WWF from the inside-out, not the usual angle of having a single wrestler from that era, but rather capturing all of the wrestlers in their entirety. He also shows them in different circumstances, in order to get a clear view of their personality. One of the most important elements to note is that this documentary is not for the wrestling fan, but for those interested in psychology. The fact that the documentary is completely self-explanatory, which is another reason that makes it better than most. The only real reason to watch the documentary is for Mark Henry's incredible performance, and that alone, should be enough to keep you watching. It's not the best wrestling documentary, but it does its job, and there's really nothing that it doesn't do. If you're into psychology, you'll be really impressed.

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Olivia

I enjoyed this film from the very start, I wasn't expecting much, but had fun watching. And I found myself liking the wrestling all the way through. No out-of-the-ordinary wrestling moves, but it kept me guessing throughout. The only real problem I found was the 3rd act, which was a bit predictable. But I think this is one of the best action films I have ever seen, it was interesting to watch, the wrestling, acting, and storyline kept me involved. So overall, if you are a wrestling fan and like action, this is a film for you.

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Patrick W.

I loved this movie, and I'm not going to lie to you, I went in with a good idea of what the movie was about. It was a great movie. I had a great time watching it. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good movie. The story was good, the acting was good, the camera work was good. It was just a great movie, I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Laura T.

I first saw this movie when it came out, and I remember that I was more impressed with the quality of the footage and acting than I was by the storyline. Then I was interested in the future of the sport, and since then I've watched it several times. But I can't seem to decide whether this movie is either a must-see or a must-see-not. And although I can't make a decision for you, I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys good and interesting documentaries on sports. The documentary style doesn't have a lot of depth, but the footage is not bad at all. And I was surprised that the characters were as strong and interesting as they were. I do have to say that I think it's unfortunate that they didn't give any real life examples of some of the people they interviewed, in order to create a more interesting story. But that's a minor thing. It's not that this movie isn't worth watching, but I'm not sure it's one of those great movies that I would be more interested in if I had seen it on the big screen. It's not a bad movie, and it's worth a watch, but I'm not sure that it's a great movie either.

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Alice

The tagline on the DVD of this documentary tells you everything you need to know about the film. If you have ever seen or heard of any of the wrestlers before the documentary, you know exactly what they have to say. The documentary is generally interesting and entertaining and does cover many of the popular wrestling stars of the 70's and 80's. There are a few scenes where I found myself getting quite agitated as the footage was showing them in their (often violent) scenes. Also, the DVD comes with the following extras: The film's director's commentary. The wrestling match matches and interview footage. It does not contain the documentary's interview footage. I wish it did.

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Johnny Medina

I watched this film with my girlfriend, who is a huge fan of the WWE, and she was not as impressed with this film as I was. She thought the movie was "too slow" and I thought it was not the best wrestling film to start with. The first and third parts of the film were the best, then the last two parts just felt like the movie was going to end. The only reason I am giving it a 7 instead of a 6 was because of the wrestlers involved. They did a great job acting, but I think they could have done a better job of creating a movie with just the wrestlers, and not try to make it seem like it was all about the wrestling. The part I liked best about the movie was the part where they show all the wrestlers from the old WWF and the WWF when it was known as WCW. The beginning of the film also was pretty good, and then the ending was too rushed, and not as good as the rest of the movie. The only thing I really liked about this movie was the music, and when they played the songs in the beginning and the middle, the music just sounded like it was right when it was going on. Overall, I would not recommend this movie to anyone who does not like wrestling or who does not like the wrestling. The movie is not really a good film, and it could have been so much better.

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Samantha B.

One of the best films about the craziness of pro wrestling. In this documentary, former WWE superstar Ric Flair discusses his journey to get into pro wrestling and his interaction with the then-hot female wrestler Dyan Cannon, among others. It's pretty funny, and makes you care about what happens to the wrestlers. They have a lot of great stories, and you see the highs and lows of being in pro wrestling. They don't just show the "high" or "low," but also the highs and lows that the wrestlers experience on and off the mat. For the first time in a film, I can actually identify with the wrestlers, and there's a sense of pride and accomplishment on the wrestlers' part. The film is not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but it does a good job of showing a very unique story about pro wrestling and what it has done to the wrestling business.

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Lawrence Harper

Just saw this documentary at a film festival here in the U.S. It's a pretty interesting story. The documentary is filled with interviews and video footage of the main athletes, a lot of them come from the mid-80s, the heyday of the WWF. One thing I enjoyed the most was the way they started the film by telling us how they started out as a trio of friends, then they started a little more and it became a pretty successful wrestling promotion, then they went on to become world champions. The documentary is filled with interviews and footage of their matches, but also many of the wrestlers themselves talk about the things that made them what they are today, how they became the superstars they are today, and how they became champions. You get to see all sorts of different things from real-life wrestlers like KISS and WCW wrestlers to big stars like Chris Benoit. There are a lot of really interesting things about their lives and careers that I didn't expect. There are also a lot of backstage footage that you can't really see, but it's very interesting to see what's going on backstage as the wrestlers talk about what's going on backstage. The documentary itself is pretty interesting. It's filled with interesting stories and some interesting footage. It's pretty enjoyable, I'd recommend it to anybody.

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Roy H.

I have watched this documentary about 3 times now, and every time I'm still looking for something new, that I have not seen in this documentary. The third viewing brings me a lot of new details about the life of Viktor Eins and his past, and the aftermath of his collapse. He is shown as a person who had to struggle hard with the fact that he was too old, and that the world would not accept him as a big man anymore. He had to work hard to prove that he had more than the skills to be a wrestler. The documentary then shows how he became a successful wrestler in Russia, and how he wrestled for four months and made it to the finals of the World Championships. He had to face stiff competition from the likes of Billy Graham and Jerry "The King" Lawler. After his match, the referee told him that he was not the best wrestler in the world, and that he had to step back from the top. He was given an opportunity to face Eins in a tournament in the United States, but he was told he would have to be a more humble wrestler to prove his worth. He had to become a father and live the rest of his life without any support. This was something that he had to deal with. Viktor Eins is shown as a very soft man. He had to work hard for his survival, but he never let it go to his head. He is shown as a very devoted father to his son, and was willing to give his son a chance to make it big. He was very much a proud man and had a lot of respect for his son. Viktor Eins had to work very hard to be a champion in the World Championships, and he did his best to make the best of his situation, but in the end, he had to let his pride go and he let it go to his head. Viktor Eins was not a happy man. He was always very optimistic, and very upbeat. He would always think of ways to get his way. He did not seem to be the very happy man. He didn't seem to be content. In the end, he died because he was too happy. He did not seem to be a very happy man. This is a very strong documentary about the life of Viktor Eins. I think it is a very important documentary for any wrestling fan to watch. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the wrestling scene of the world.

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Amy

I love MMA, but not a huge fan of Ronda Rousey. This film is about her in the ring, and her future in mixed martial arts. While I know she is still a top fighter, she is getting old and she has a lot of baggage. For the first half of the film, she basically just talks about what her dream is and how she plans on living a long life. That is basically it. I really enjoyed this film, it is a nice story, and the interviews with her are very nice. She talks about a lot of the same things we hear, but in her own voice. It is funny to see her talk about how her life is crazy, and her dream is to be a wrestler, and not a champion, but I guess that is what she wants to be remembered for, and to show her fans. It is a good film, and a good way to start the film. I think it is about time someone came out with a documentary about her life.

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Amy W.

I really love the WWF, they are my favourite sporting team. I love the history behind the team, it gives me a feeling that I have been part of the team. I loved the documentary but the ending was so weird. The part where the coach says "you know what I mean" just really irritated me. I like the ending but I wish they would have finished it more emotionally. The documentary is great but I think that the ending was really weird.

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Kathryn

Wrestle is a documentary that takes a look at the life of former WWE wrestler Chris Benoit, who was found dead in his home in May of this year. The documentary follows the life of Benoit and his rise to WWE superstar, and the struggles he had to overcome to get there. The documentary is filled with interviews with people who knew Benoit, and they share their experiences with him. This documentary is well worth watching, as it will make you think about the career of Chris Benoit and what he went through to get to the top. This documentary is well worth watching.

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Sara H.

I was a fan of the original film, but was really disappointed by the plot of the movie. It wasn't at all what I expected, and the storyline was ruined. The original storyline was more thought-provoking than this film. In the original movie, John Cena would always beat the challenger and that was really what the storyline was about. But in this film, he would always beat the challenger. It's not very logical. The storyline should have been focused more on the quality of the match rather than the actual wrestler. Also, the storyline was too cheesy. Most of the people in the audience were laughing, which isn't very good. There were also too many comedic scenes, which were unneeded. Also, the storyline didn't always go according to the movie. There were many situations that were very improbable and were unbelievable. I would recommend to watch the movie, but not if you liked the original film.

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Catherine Smith

This is a movie about one of the most amazing feats of bodybuilding. It's so beautiful that you can't help but appreciate the results. With this movie, everyone has been able to see something different about bodybuilding. It's great to see both sides. It's good to see a documentary that goes behind the scenes of the most popular bodybuilding sport. This is the first documentary I've seen about the history of bodybuilding and the people involved. It was so interesting to see the process and what it's really like to be a bodybuilder. It's one of the best documentaries I've seen in a long time.

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Harold

It is hard to find any faults with this documentary. It is a professional presentation and, perhaps, an obvious portrait of an older, more emotional generation. The story goes to show the use of wrestling as a tool to present our sport and society. It is interesting to see how the old style has been integrated with the current trends. It is fascinating to see the development of the old style in the hands of a new generation. It is a great event to see how a new generation is created to take the place of the old. We have a unique story to tell about the sport, which is not done so well in Hollywood. We have a great performance by Randy Savage who takes on the role of an old man who does not wish to change anything about his life. He does not want to go to a place where people are able to enjoy the use of the ring. As a modern sport it is a good reflection of the way sports have become important in society, especially for those who do not have a family and do not know what it means to be a wrestler. I highly recommend this documentary to anyone who wants to know more about this sport.

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Kyle Coleman

The best and most entertaining part of this documentary was the film "WrestleMania: War Zone", which shows the main wrestlers battling it out with each other and the fans. It really shows the true passion and love of wrestling in the crowd. I have always been a big fan of The Rock, and I am so happy that he will be back in the ring for WrestleMania, and this documentary really shows what a hard work and dedication he puts into the show. You can really see that he has a passion for the sport. The documentary also shows some of the backstage and social events that the wrestlers have been having. It is great to see that this is a profession where people go to work and really put their heart into it, and it shows that no matter what your job, you can still enjoy your job and be a part of it. Another great part of this documentary is the interviews that the wrestlers have done with other wrestlers, and there is even an interview with Triple H who does some great things to his music to let fans to enjoy. Overall, I really enjoyed this documentary. It has a good message and it gives a good look at the professional wrestlers, and the work that goes into it.

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Jennifer

After watching a first part of this documentary a long time ago, I just can't understand the hype around this film, it is not as deep as it could have been. The documentary is all about the one way career of "The Rock". In the first part of the film, you have his on and off camera personality, a few things to see here and there, but that's about it. The second part is about the time in the ring he spent with Tazz and Triple H. The story of him training for that match was awesome, it gave us the feeling that you could really see the passion that he had in front of the camera. However, there is a lot of editing in the second part, it should be all about the first part. There is a lot of mistakes in the editing, like when the camera is looking at his hands, in the first part it's about his hands, in the second part you can't see his hands, and also, the last part where he was holding a bunch of people around his feet, it's funny, but is kinda wrong. They should've shown a scene where he was holding the people, maybe they should have left it there, that was a great moment. The third part is about his family and his fights with the Hulk. The story of him and his family was amazing. The story about his family and his fights with the Hulk was awesome, this is the story that is good about this documentary, but it is also kinda annoying that he had to go through all this time to tell his story. Overall, it's not a bad documentary, but it could have been a bit better. It could have been more about the career of "The Rock".

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Catherine

In my opinion this is the best wrestling documentary I've ever seen. The wrestling scenes are very well done and the story is very interesting. The first half of the film is more about the wrestlers and their personal lives, while the second half focuses more on the making of the movie. I'm not really a wrestling fan but I thought the wrestlers in the film were very impressive and the wrestlers from the first half of the film were very good too. I think this documentary is very well done and I recommend it to anyone who likes wrestling documentaries. It's definitely one of the best I've ever seen. If you don't have a clue what wrestling is, don't watch this documentary. If you have seen it and can't say it's not good, then don't watch it. But it's still good. I give this a 7 out of 10.

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Andrew Ramos

There are a lot of topics addressed in this movie and I'm not even going to mention them all. The main focus of the movie is the strength of the women's wrestling world and the people who work in it. While I'm not sure what they were trying to accomplish here, the people they spoke with seemed very impressed with the strength of the women's wrestling world. I have to say, I felt like I was watching a documentary rather than a wrestling documentary. It's very easy to get lost in the wacky history of the sport, but sometimes you have to remind yourself that the women are not on the same level as the men. It's still a woman's sport, but the men have been wrestling for a long time. You can tell the people interviewed here were extremely passionate about wrestling and all the people interviewed seemed very passionate about what they were saying. I think the women's wrestling world is more believable than the men's. I also think they got a lot of positive feedback from the women wrestlers themselves. I haven't watched a single one of the women's wrestling shows that were on TV at the time, so I can't comment on whether it's more true to the real-life story. However, the wrestling world is not just for women. Overall, this was a very well-made movie and I really recommend it.

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Barbara Richardson

The first thing that comes to mind about this documentary is that it is not really about any wrestling events or stars, but rather it is a recounting of how the women in the ring do their thing. The very title of this film (Wrestle) is a direct quote from wrestler Dorothy Stratten's autobiography, "Wrestling in the City". I watched this on the Cinefonda channel. The footage is well shot, and has a slightly documentary feel to it. The women have strong opinions on what they do and the way they do it. They also talk about what it is like being a pro wrestler, and how they deal with the public. There is a lot of fight in this documentary, and a lot of good one-liners. It is not as much about wrestling events, or stars, as much as it is about the lives of these women. This documentary is an excellent documentary for women wrestling fans, and all people who like wrestling. It is a good show of the women in the ring, and a good look into how women do their thing.

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Michael Wilson

Wrestling is a very real thing. It is a sport and it is for fun, so it is not supposed to be an exact science. "Wrestle" is a film that features all sorts of wrestlers and experts in the sport. They tell us what they believe is the best and what is the worst of the sport. The film is a must-see for anyone who enjoys watching the sport. It is also very informative for those who do not understand the sport. You will learn a lot about the sport, the history, and also about the wrestlers themselves. If you have ever watched wrestling on TV, you will see that it is a very realistic sport. There is no football involved in it. The main focus is on the athletes and not the game. You will also learn about the history of wrestling in the US and learn what the sport was like back in the 1920s. The film is also very entertaining. The wrestlers and experts do a great job of answering questions that we all have heard from wrestling fans about wrestling. The film is not as long as other films on the subject and there is not as much information as in "Wrestling Lessons from the Pros". This is a great movie to watch if you are looking for a fun movie to watch. You will not be disappointed.

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John

I have seen much better documentaries on the sport of wrestling, but this is far from being the worst. In fact, there are some parts that are quite entertaining. The one thing I can say with certainty is that the WWF is going down. There is a lot of sentimentality to the story, but that does not make it any less interesting. It is just an unfortunate development of the sport, and there are many great stories that are missing from this documentary. It would have been better to have been able to focus on the wrestlers, but it does not matter too much. The documentary focuses on the early days of the sport. In the beginning it focuses on a young wrestler called "The Natural" who lost to Terry Funk and is in the midst of a great personal crisis. The guy, however, tells the story of a young wrestler called "The Natural's" (played by Bubba Smith) first professional match. The story is very funny, but at the same time it is tragic. He was the first professional wrestler to ever lose his child. There is a whole lot of sadness in this story, and this documentary should definitely be seen. This documentary really does not have much of a message, except for "Never Give Up." This film has one of the most touching endings I have ever seen in a documentary. However, there are also some flaws. For example, the story goes on for far too long. The main story goes on for way too long. They could have cut off half an hour or so and that would have been fine. Also, the story moves a little too fast, but it does not detract from the documentary. In fact, I was quite happy with the change. Some of the other points were slightly disappointing, but they are minor. Overall, this is an excellent documentary about the history of the WWF and some of the stories that are not so happy.

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Vincent

The classic-style wrestling matches shown in this documentary are a great example of the gimmick being not what it should be. While you would expect that such matches would be non-stop action, this film instead shows how well-made these matches were. The camera work is superb, and it's really quite hard to not want to see more of these matches. They really are amazing. This is a film about wrestling, and a documentary about the sport, and it's an entertaining film. While I think that many of the things about the documentary that make it stand out from a normal film are the better moments, that doesn't mean that it's not entertaining. It's just a different take on wrestling than the average film. There is a good story to this, and the character of Joe Louis Jr. is pretty interesting. The film is an interesting, entertaining look at the sport of wrestling. While it's not quite as good as it could have been, it's still a pretty good film.

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Donald

This documentary follows the journey of the ill-fated Shawn Michaels to the top of the WWF in his career. Most of the film consists of footage from his WrestleMania 3 matches. However, he also interviews various wrestlers, including Chris Benoit. These interviews were probably the most interesting parts of the film. There are also various backstage wrestling segments that are pretty interesting. Overall, this documentary is more of a character study of the man Shawn Michaels, rather than a wrestling film. It is interesting to see how his career ended up. It is also interesting to hear how different people were affected by the accident. However, there are a lot of aspects of this documentary that I think were not quite as good as they could have been. For example, it felt like the film was almost going at a breakneck pace. The way that the film went was almost too fast. It was also kind of hard to follow. I don't think I had ever heard of most of the wrestlers in the film before the accident, but I did get some really good insights into the world of wrestling. That is a good thing in my opinion. On the other hand, the way the film was shot could have used a little bit more work. It felt like the camera was in such a hurry to get a shot, rather than just taking in the shots. I think it was kind of hard to understand some of the interviews, but the interviews themselves were quite interesting. Overall, I think that the film is a good character study of the man Shawn Michaels. It is very well made, but it could have been much better. The film is also very interesting to see how the wrestler's personality changed as the years went by. It is a good watch, but it is not great. I think that it is worth watching for a few laughs, but I wouldn't pay to see it again.

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Angela

I watched this documentary about the last three World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstars and how they have achieved success in the business. It is a very interesting documentary and is a must-watch for all wrestling fans. I would give it a 9/10.

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Teresa

This is a very good documentary. It gives an accurate picture of the problems faced by wrestlers today. The documentary focuses on the problems faced by the wrestlers in the ring, and the backstage situations that wrestlers are forced to deal with. The documentary is a must see for anyone who loves wrestling or just want to know the truth. I hope that more documentaries like this are made. This documentary is definitely worth seeing.

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Brenda W.

It's the wrestling I've always wanted to see, but never really got around to. This documentary tells the story of how the WWE came to be. It's very entertaining, and I'm sure you will enjoy it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.