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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

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  1. Sep 30, 2012
    7
    Other than Arnold Schwarzenegger, how many other body-builder movie stars do you know of? You know, those guys who look massive with the only purpose of their exercise being to win prizes for looking massive? Perhaps it
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71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Aug 23, 2012
    75
    This wispy story is distinguished by its sweetness of spirit, and it comes straight from Kold.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Aug 23, 2012
    83
    A gigantic physique hides the fragile man beneath and Matthiesen ably follows the journey of that persona as it tunnels through mounds of muscle to reach the surface. In essence, the lion finds his courage.
  3. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Aug 23, 2012
    80
    Kold single-handedly carries the film, with his quietly powerful portrayal of a gentle soul in a giant's body.