Generation Iron 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....
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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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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
[A] compelling and energetic documentary.
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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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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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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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Austin Chronicle

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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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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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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By WW11
Amazing follow up on the original pumping iron. Takes you into the lives of the top bodybuilders and how their road is going into the 2012 mr. Olympia. It's pretty much a battle inbeTween phil heath...

Generation Iron is awesome

By forensicbp
If you're a fan of bodybuilding or a bodybuilder yourself, needless to say, you're going to love this. If you're not a fan, I still think there's a lot to appreciate here. If nothing else, it's a...

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By puchee123
I loved this docudrama. Very motivational, some humor, and some emotional moments. I give two thumbs up to all the athletes for their dedication to this sport....

Captivating look inside the world of pro bodybuilding

By paulbassbjj
Even if you do not care for the sport of bodybuilding, this movie is worth seeing. The human drama that plays out during the arduous journey that is contest preparation is something that one can...

Milk is for babies. When you grow up, you have to go see Generation Iron.

By frc4054
This is an excellent encapsulation (though clearly with a healthy dose of contrived/instigated drama) to get anyone up to speed who loved Pumping Iron but doesn't totally keep up with the field. Very...

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By andreapalmer51
Loved this movie. True documentary about the sport of bodybuilding. All the misconceptions about the athletes....

One of best documentry of the year!

By rahulmaggo
Hard work always pays off!...

By crowetile
If you like to learn or like bodybuilding, either way it'll change your mind on what you thought it was, unless you already compete. Entertaining and draws you in....

By abmartnz
For all those body building fitness enthusiast I highly recommend seeing this movie!...

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By bebo485
The movie was very entertaining....

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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic material and brief strong language