The Sheik

2014

Biography / Documentary

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 78%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 1021

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Jack Black as Self
Seth Green as Self
Hulk Hogan as Self
Mick Foley as Self
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881.05 MB
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English 2.0
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1 hr 35 min
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1 hr 35 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by wllm995 9 / 10

The Sheik Rocks!

I had heard of this documentary from a friend; and went into it hoping for an interesting story - and got that and more.

The story of the Iron Sheik (the iconic wrestling name Khosrow Vaziri took as his stage name) takes us all the way from his birth in Iran in the early 1940's right up to the present day.

And what a story it is! In his lifetime Mr. Vaziri was a various times a multiple times amateur wrestling champion of Iran; a personal bodyguard for the then Shah of Iran; a coach for a U.S.Olympic Gold winning wrestling team; a world reviled villain in the WWE who also at one time was the World Champion of the WWE; a devastated and hopelessly drug addicted man who lost his loving wife and two beautiful daughters; and finally a risen up again loving husband and father (and grandfather) who became an U-Tube and Twitter sensation.

And those are just the highlights of this fascinating man's long and winding journey. This documentary does a fine job of presenting Mr. Vaziri's story through not only his own inimitable words; but through the words of many, many of his contemporaries from both the amateur and professional wrestling worlds which were such a huge part of his life; along with many well chosen news clips and pictures showing his strange odyssey.

I can highly recommend that you see 'The Sheik'

Reviewed by ellisalex 10 / 10

Good human story.

I felt genuine sympathy for The Sheik in this movie. His shocking addiction to crack at such an old age was wrenching. It was good to see him getting better. He really is a real life character in the true sense. The brothers who saved him and made the film did this man a great service. You can't help but love The Sheik. Sad, happy, sorrow, smiles, all you will feel. Great documentary. He had tragedy within his family, he was a hero in Iran, He raised daughters, had a wife, lived a life and made a comeback. I'm having trouble making this the minimum 10 lines. What started out a a fun review has turned into a school assignment. Oh I made it. Good doc, it's on Netflix.

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10

One Example of Wrestling Gone Bad

"The Sheik" is a pop culture documentary that chronicles Khosrow Vaziri's electrifying career. From his upbringing in Iran, to his journey in America, to his unprecedented experiences as America's most hated villain.

While you could make a story about any wrestler of the 1970s and 1980s, including those mentioned in this film (like Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Jake the Snake Roberts), the Iron Sheik makes for a good story because then you can bring in foreign relations. He was Iranian, spent his early years there, and later came to America and helped train the Olympic team. How odd it must be to play "the Iron Sheik", a villain, when you are proud of your Iranian roots and your American status.

Through his story, we see the rise of WWF to a form of legitimacy, and what could be called the "mistake" of Hulkamania... or was it not a mistake? Indeed, through Hulk Hogan, wrestling achieved a level of pop culture influence that it never saw again.

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