Review: 'Wrestle' grabs you and won't let go
March 02, 2019


Just as sports mirror society, so do the best sports films not only take us inside games and those who play them but also provide insight into our world and how it works. "Wrestle," a superb sports documentary, does exactly that.

As directed by Suzannah Herbert and co-directed by Lauren Belfer, this story of a Huntsville, Ala., high school wrestling team so expertly balances those two points of view, the athletic and the cultural, that comparisons to Steve James' landmark "Hoop Dreams" are inevitable and legitimate.