Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows

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  • A "Real" View Into A "Fake" World (Sports Flick Write-off)

    Oct 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A nice look into behind the scenes of pro wrestling
    Cons: Too one-sided, a lot of bizarre irony considering the climax

    Summary: There is an old saying that a lot of wrestling "smarts" like to say - wrestling is faker than it seems sometimes, yet it can be a lot more real than it seems too. And depending on your angle of opinion when it comes to professional wrestling, ... read more

  • Bret Hart and the Montreal Screwjob

    Aug 6, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good documentary on Bret Hart's later career in WWF (now WWE).
    Cons: Some scenes seem scripted.  No real build up to the seminal event of the documentary.

    Summary: This documentary details a short period in the career of professional wrestler Bret Hart. It just so happens that it was filmed during the infamous Montreal Screwjob. At the time of this documentary in 1997 Bret Hart was the World ... read more

  • The Fall of a Hero

    Oct 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: a very emotional and inspiring film
    Cons: it shows that betrayal still runs rampant in today's world

    Summary: There was once a man that stood up for what was right, never wavered in his convictions, and helped others believe in themselves. He was a hero to many and respected by all. In a land of giants, he proved that size doesnít matter when compared to ... read more

  • Another look BEYOND THE MAT

    Oct 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Another look inside the world of big-time pro wrestling
    Cons: May be hard to understand if you're not a wrestling fan

    Summary: Paul Jay's Canadian TV documentary production HITMAN HART: WRESTLING WITH SHADOWS was the first in the long line of "behind the scenes" looks at professional wrestling, in this case, Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation, or WWF. While remaining ... read more

  • The First Is Still The Best.

    Apr 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: An excellent glimpse into the business side of wrestling that few get to see.
    Cons: The background information was kind of sketchy for those who don't follow the WWF.

    Summary: This was A&E's first every wrestling documentary for their acclaimed Biography series. So most of the show is done from the perspective of a complete novice to the world of wrestling. All details of wrestling are explained from the fact that it is a ... read more

  • My Son's first Opinion

    Nov 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The movie ends
    Cons: We are paying money to support the ridiculous!

    Summary: Wrestling With ShadowsÖ thatís the life story of this federations history. At first you can wonder about how staged it is. But then your realize after watching the movie that a lot of the violence is deliberate. It may not be physical but mental ... read more

  • Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows

    Oct 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Shows us a lot about the business, and it shows everything leading up the the infamous Montreal Incident in Hart's eyes.
    Cons: It only shows Bret's side of the story. It doesn't show why McMahon made that fateful descion.

    Summary: When I ordered the WWF Survivor Series 1997 on PPV to see the rematch of the century, Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels for the World Title, in which was rumored to be his last match in the WWF, I knew something was gonna be big. Never did I know that ... read more

  • Riveting for fans and non-fans alike

    Oct 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Interesting, Heart-Felt, Intense
    Cons: One side of a controversial story recounted

    Summary: I work in the wrestling business and, in fact, worked with Bret while I was the Editor of WCW Magazine. I obviously knew of the situation that this documentary revolves around, but was not expecting the film to be anything more than the usual ... read more

  • Brett Hart's career captured on A&E

    Oct 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The richness of the behind-the-scenes relationships
    Cons: I agree, it was a little one-sided. Maybe another wrestling movie with a different superstar would help : )

    Summary: Now, I'm not a Brett Hart fan. I only just started watching pro wrestling, and only WWF at that. However, a documentary on a pro wrestler really piqued my interest, even if I knew nothing about the wrestler in question. A&E's portrayal of ... read more

  • A&E turns out another great program.

    Oct 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: In depth, clean, insightful, and well written. A must see.
    Cons: One sided, not fair to some other characters.

    Summary: When I saw A&E had done a biography piece on Bret "The Hitman" Hart I was really excited. You see, I am a huge fan of f A&E's biography series, and of pro wrestling. I didn't see how the two put together could be bad in any way, ... read more

  • Bret Hart vs.Vince

    Sep 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great behind the scenes look at wrestling
    Cons: none

    Summary: Wrestling with Shadows is a great look at wrestling behind the scenes.This video features Bret Hart's rise and fall in the wwf. Other wrestling personalities in this video are-Owen Hart,Vince McMahon,Steve Austin,Shawn Michaels and more.To my ... read more

  • Review By A Wrestling Expert

    Jul 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great look at wrestling, tells the story of wrestling's biggest scandal
    Cons: None

    Summary: A wrestling expert? Who does this guy think he is? Well you can read my profile and check out what I think about wrestling. Now letís get down to the point here. A few years ago A&E did a documentary featuring Bret Hart and the story of how he left ... read more

  • Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows

    Jun 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The BEST wrestling documentary out there.
    Cons: Language and the usually wrestling-related violence.

    Summary: A while ago, I did an epinion of "The Unreal Story of Pro Wrestling", a wrestling documentary that aired on A&E. It was a great look at the history of the "sport", but TRUE pro wrestling fans know what the greatest documentary on ... read more

  • Up close look at Brett Hart

    Jun 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The movie was great
    Cons: none

    Summary: Hitman Hart wrestling with shadows is a great movie. Seeing every thing he went through in the WWF was cool. Watching this made me feel bad when I was booing him in his last year in the WWF. This movie shows how much Brett loved the WWF. He ... read more

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