Wrestler, The

Lists: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Mickey Rourke stars as retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson, who returns to the ring to work his way up the circuit for a final shot at defeating his longtime rival. Along the way, he tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter while exploring a relationship with an aging stripper named Cassidy."

Overall Ranking: 381 (Rank from 2008: # 9)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 60%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97
Dan O'Neill95(full review)
Skooch90(full review)
Patrick Devitt90
CinemaVisitor Erik85
Lisa Marie Bowman85 - Great Mickey Rourke performance
(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest82Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 2
Rewatch: 5
Bryan Lienesch80 - This classic down-on-his-luck protagonist drama is a dissection of what happens when the American dream doesn't exactly pan out with
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 5
Thomas Pollock80
Jay of Life Vs Film70(full review)

People Involved

  • Evan Rachel Wood (Stephanie)
  • Marisa Tomei (Cassidy)
  • Mickey Rourke (Randy Robinson)
  • Ajay Naidu (Medic)
  • Judah Friedlander (Scott Brumberg)
  • Dylan Keith Summers (Necro Butcher)
  • Mark Margolis (Lenny)
  • Darren Aronofsky (Director)