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Fake It So Real

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Robert Greene

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About the Movie

FAKE IT SO REAL dives head-first into the world of independent pro wrestling. The film follows a ragtag group of wrestlers in North Carolina, exploring what happens when the over-the-top theatrics of the wrestling ring collide with the realities of the working-class South.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 11
  • Fresh: 10
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The taunts in the ring may be make-believe, but the slams against the mat are agonizingly genuine in Robert Greene's vivid documentary "Fake It So Real"... – Andy Webster, New York Times, Jan 12, 2012

Fresh: An affectionate portrait of an all-American subculture. – Robert Koehler, Variety, Jan 11, 2012

Fresh: Though the matches themselves, with their crude narrative frameworks and stereotypes, may be something of an anticlimax, the film unearths the tough and complex life experiences they distill. – Richard Brody, New Yorker, Jan 9, 2012

Fresh: An engrossing documentary that lends humanity to independent pro wrestling's savage theater of machismo. – Ryan Lattanzio, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar 15, 2012

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Fake It So Real
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2012

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