• Released
  • February 1, 2013
  • (NY Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 34 min
  • Documentary
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The Last Gladiators Synopsis
Filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the history of the hockey goon.

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Village Voice

By Nick Schager
Blending archival footage and new interviews with Nilan, his family, journalists, and fellow combatants, Gibney celebrates hockey's...
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70

The New York Times

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[Mr. Gibney] scales down his approach considerably here, generally for the better, rather than extrapolate a theory of violence and...
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63

Slant Magazine

Makes room for tender moments of reflection from a guy who, against impossible odds, still managed some victories, the biggest of which may...
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63

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
When The Last Gladiators treats brawls like greatest-hits clips for more than half the movie, then suggests fighting is behind Nilan's...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
He tells his story honestly, but with no great sense of self-awareness or insight.
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Rated R | For Language