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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    At its best, the movie is a collection of entertaining memories from a group of gutsy women. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Dynamite perfectly describes this riveting documentary. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Highly entertaining and frequently fascinating. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    An entertaining look at a genuinely offbeat subject. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The documentary visits elderly women who, then and now, can best be described as tough broads, and listens as they describe the early days of women's wrestling. What they say is not as revealing as how they say it. show more

  • 63
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The best gal wrestlers had their signature moves: Ida May Martinez, with her flying drop kick; Ella Waldek, with the "short-arm scissor lift." Filmmaker Leitman, for all her good work, is in need of a close-out manoeuvre of her own. show more

  • 50
    Russell Scott Smith New York Post

    Offers plenty of fun, nostalgic footage of 1950s pro lady wrestlers kicking butt. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Generous, slyly tough-minded documentary. show more

  • 75
    Paula Nechak Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The film dwells more on the sensationalistic aspects than the sport itself but it's impossible to deny the tawdry entertainment value in this compelling film tabloid. show more

  • 70
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    Leitman gets some wonderful tall tales from her subjects, who open up like they've been waiting for years for someone to come along and ask, and she complements it with punishing footage of their exploits. show more

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