The Wrestler

TV Times - - Thursday - NP

mickey rourke is ex­tra­or­di­nary in what is surely his finest per­for­mance to date. Burnt-out wrestler Randy ‘The Ram’ Robin­son dreams of one last chance, un­til a heart at­tack puts paid to that. At­tempt­ing a re­la­tion­ship with strip­per Marisa Tomei (equally bril­liant), he also tries to re­con­nect with a daugh­ter who loathes him, but the ring is al­ways call­ing… Rourke brings a hu­man­ity to Randy that you can em­pathise with. It’s up­set­ting, heart-wrench­ing and qui­etly mag­nif­i­cent.

Mickey Rourke is a man on the edge

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