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  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    He tells his story honestly, but with no great sense of self-awareness or insight. show more

  • 63
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    When The Last Gladiators treats brawls like greatest-hits clips for more than half the movie, then suggests fighting is behind Nilan's decline, it feels like trying to have it both ways. show more

  • 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 be that he's still standing. show more

  • 80
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Blending archival footage and new interviews with Nilan, his family, journalists, and fellow combatants, Gibney celebrates hockey's fisticuff traditions while also recognizing how such brutality ultimately takes its greatest toll on those who perpetrate it. show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

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

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