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Angle (2023)

Angle (2023)

Wrestling legend Kurt Angle is the embodiment of "never give up" in this candid sports documentary

The Very Best

8.5

Movie

United States of America
English
Documentary
2023
ALEX PERRY
Brock Lesnar, Dwayne Johnson, Giovanna Yannotti
107 min

TLDR

Kurt Angle is a wholesome superhuman.

What it's about

Olympic gold medalist and pro wrestler Kurt Angle opens up about the long, destructive journey to becoming a wrestling icon.

The take

Angle is very open about his ups and downs in this documentary. It takes us through the biggest chapters of his life as a freestyle wrestler: from his intense "exhaust training" regimen that would make you guilty about your workouts; to the infamous tournament where he would break his neck and go on to win an olympic gold medal anyway; to making the transition to pro wrestling where his intensity would reward him—as well as cost him—the prime of his career. It's an inspiring, well-produced sports documentary, and a lot of it can be attributed to Angle's detailed memory and willingness to tackle stories head on.

What stands out

Watch this before your workout and tell me your explosivity doesn't improve even a little bit. I gotta try sprinting with a man on my back one day.

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