|Universal Pictures | Release Date: March 17, 2000||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
What the film does, brilliantly, is provoke the intelligent fan to wonder if there's a limit to how far the proceedings can go.
Wrestling gets in America's face and Blaustein gets in wrestling's face. It's a fascinating tango.
Suggests that professional wrestling is more than a multibillion-dollar industry: It's also a way of life.
Doesn't shy from the ugly side, though it's far from the no-holds-barred exposé being touted in the ads.
Frighteningly, grippingly real.
Professional wrestling might not be real, folks -- but, after watching this poignant and simple documentary, you might start questioning where the make-believe begins.
The match winners and losers may be preordained, but these modern-day gladiators bleed plenty of real blood.
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