Generation Iron

Generation Iron

Generation Iron

Documentary from the producer of the classic Pumping Iron, chronicling seven top bodybuilders from around the world - including the US, Japan and Germany - as they train to compete in the coveted 2012 Mr. Olympia contest. With appearances from legends Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno and narrated by Mickey Rourke.

2013Rating: M106 minsUSA
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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Flicks, Aaron Yap

There’s some insight to be gleaned from their rigorous training methods, and we can empathise with the pressures and pitfalls of their tireless pursuit for glory, but Generation Iron also suffers from a reality TV-ish veneer in its decided lack of depth. It all inevitably hinges on a showdown, but it’s less gripping than it wants to be, no matter much the intoning seriousness of Mickey Rourke’s voice-over tries to add dramatic heft.

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Variety

Variety

Colourful if a bit undercooked in the human-interest department...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The filmmakers lack restraint: the movie, about 20 minutes too long, undercuts much of its own momentum.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

A squandered opportunity, sacrificing depth and insight for superficial portraiture and drama.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

While Yudin gives us plenty of room to laugh at them, he also acknowledges their capacity to inspire awe.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Uneven... Yudin struggles to convert this characteristic determination into narrative momentum.

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