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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Aivaras_Z's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Weird flick about the bodybuilding world. Despite the strange softcore porn vibes at times (mostly because of the crappy soundtrack), it gives a nice showcase not only of the bodybuilding world, but also Arnie's charizma.

  2. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    No wonder Arnold Schwarzenegger became both an actor and a governor as he shows in this documentary that he has always had plenty of charm and loves to be in the center of things shaking hands with anyone he meets. The movie is about seeing "The Terminator" compete against "The Incredible Hulk" in body-building events. Incredible dialogue when Arnold compares himself to sculptures and dreaming of dictators and Jesus.

  3. surgery-ethic's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    "Never feel sorry for yourself. Remember, if you are training hard, someone else may be training twice as hard. You just gotta keep coming back stronger." (2,5)

  4. Luke Smithers's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Portraits whose style and complexity is effortless. The camera gives itself to Arnold and Lou and that is all that is needed. This is a relic. A storehouse of iconic shots and stories.

  5. James Mackin's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Ay yi yi. I don't really understand people that want to turn themselves into a veiny sex object, but hey, to each their own. Doesn't mean I have to like it. That said, Arnold himself is an amazingly petty diva. He is the meanest of the mean girls, and I'm all about that. Lastly, fuck reality tv.

  6. bryanvmh's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Because it's men the movie is under the two genres of "Documentary, Sport" when it should be "Pageant, Life"

  7. Isaac Blaine Suttle's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Surprisingly funny and full of insight, 'Pumping Iron' is quite an entertaining documentary into the early days of completive bodybuilding. Seeing the witty banter between contestants and the close-knit community they have amongst each other is great to see. You don't have to be into bodybuilding to enjoy this doc.

  8. Charlie Boisvert's rating of the film Pumping Iron

  9. miles's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    lovely doc. arnie is a babe.

  10. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Pumping Iron

  11. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Today, this kind of material would be a candidate for reality TV; a documentary that takes its audience into a particular world & survives solely through the personalities of its central characters. Attempts to create drama by engineering rivalries between contestants appear phony since these guys look to be having fun together & very little seems at stake. At best an interesting insight into a particular subculture.

  12. henja's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Arnold f'kin Schwarzenegger!

  13. Célio g.'s rating of the film Pumping Iron

  14. mjgildea's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Some interesting insight into the world of bodybuilders but it mostly felt like a showcase for a young Schwarzenegger and Ferigno. Maybe this is the datedness of the movie talking, but shitty, shitty score sounded an awful lot like porn music to me. If I didn't know any better, I could've sworn Arnold and the little Italian guy were going to start going at it.

  15. Amandenberg's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    "It's like I'm cumming all the time."

  16. will Rogers's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Apparently Arnie used to put rum in his protein shakes!

  17. etblikk's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Lenge siden jeg har sett så underholdene film. Klippen er geinal og fargene nydelige, men Arnold er best <3

  18. deftworker's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Watching this along with it's (25th anniversary) making of doc "Raw Iron" really gives you a three-dimensional insight into this world and (from the latter) into documentary film making in general.

  19. VENIMOS LOS JODIMOS Y NOS FUIMOS's rating of the film Pumping Iron

    Una de las primeras aparicioners en pantalla del futuro "astro" cinematografico y racista gobernador de California Arnold Schwarzenegger, en un documental que muestra los entretelones de la edición de 1975 del famoso concurso creado por Joe Weider, "Mr. Olympia". Para asiduos lectores de revistas tipo "Muscle & Fitness" (y uno que otro puñal) este material debe resultar fascinante. Los demás, mejor vean otra cosa.