• Released
  • September 20, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 46 min
  • Documentary
    Drama
  • 96 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Generation Iron – examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today and gives the audience front row access to the lives of the top 7 bodybuilders in the sport as they train to compete in the world’s most premiere bodybuilding stage – Mr. Olympia.

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Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Yudin pulls lovely philosophical grace notes from his subjects as they illuminate some universal truths from their very specific world.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
[A] compelling and energetic documentary.
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75

Washington Post

“Iron” opens a window to an exclusive club and gives valuable insight into a small, dedicated and proudly unique community.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
As narrated by Mickey Rourke and with appearances from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, the movie captures the men who mix “sports,...
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60

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Those with just a casual interest will find it colorful if a bit undercooked in the human-interest department, with limited insight into...
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50

Austin Chronicle

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Mickey Rourke's narration provides an appropriate level of drama and importance as it details the men's training, adversities, failures,...
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50

The New York Times

For a documentary about extreme discipline, the filmmakers lack restraint: the movie, about 20 minutes too long, undercuts much of its own...
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40

The Dissolve

By Nick Schager
Like so many documentaries made in a pop style, Generation Iron is a squandered opportunity, sacrificing depth and insight for superficial...
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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic material and brief strong language