Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Apr 18, 2012
    88
    Fake It So Real filled me with affection for its down-and-out heroes, a group of semi-pro wrestlers in Lincolnton, N.C.
  2. Reviewed by: Ben Sachs
    Apr 23, 2012
    80
    One of the more admirable qualities of Robert Greene's Fake It So Real, is how it creates such a rich sense of place with such a mundane setting.
  3. Reviewed by: Ryan Lattanzio
    Mar 19, 2012
    75
    Fake It So Real isn't just for wrestling fans. It will appeal to anyone compelled by the documentary medium's ability to tell stories.
  4. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Mar 19, 2012
    70
    The taunts in the ring may be make-believe, but the slams against the mat are agonizingly genuine in Robert Greene's vivid documentary Fake It So Real.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Mar 19, 2012
    70
    The title is an apt one, suggesting that for all its staging and overt theatrics, independent (read: non-WWF) pro wrestling makes huge demands on the body and spirit.
  6. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Mar 19, 2012
    63
    Fake It So Real has been made with considerable more polish than other do-it-yourself documentaries such as "Total Badass," but the sensibility is similar.

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