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Yudin pulls lovely philosophical grace notes from his subjects as they illuminate some universal truths from their very specific world. Read full review
[A] compelling and energetic documentary. Read full review
“Iron” opens a window to an exclusive club and gives valuable insight into a small, dedicated and proudly unique community. Read full review
As narrated by Mickey Rourke and with appearances from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, the movie captures the men who mix “sports, entertainment, art and a way of life” — as the former Governator describes body sculpting. It’s their honesty that looms large.
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Those with just a casual interest will find it colorful if a bit undercooked in the human-interest department, with limited insight into what makes its subjects tick, and the occasional rivalries between them. Read full review
Mickey Rourke's narration provides an appropriate level of drama and importance as it details the men's training, adversities, failures, and triumphs. Read full review
For a documentary about extreme discipline, the filmmakers lack restraint: the movie, about 20 minutes too long, undercuts much of its own momentum. Read full review
Like so many documentaries made in a pop style, Generation Iron is a squandered opportunity, sacrificing depth and insight for superficial portraiture and drama. Read full review
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