John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs

2017 "Discover the unknown legend behind Rocky & The Karate Kid"
7.8| 1h18m| en

An examination of the Oscar-winning director who brought to life some of cinema's most beloved motion pictures.


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Hattie I didn’t really have many expectations going into the movie (good or bad), but I actually really enjoyed it. I really liked the characters and the banter between them.
Juana what a terribly boring film. I'm sorry but this is absolutely not deserving of best picture and will be forgotten quickly. Entertaining and engaging cinema? No. Nothing performances with flat faces and mistaking silence for subtlety.
Darin One of the film's great tricks is that, for a time, you think it will go down a rabbit hole of unrealistic glorification.
Cheryl A clunky actioner with a handful of cool moments.
maybeki I thoroughly enjoyed this film from beginning to end.
bethdupree This masterfully crafted story is a must see for and Rocky or Karate Kid fans. You have not trully seen and loved those entire franchises If you do not know the vision of the director.
ivisastar Saw this in theaters and was blown away. I learned so much about John Avildsen that I didn't realize. It's inspiring and well made. Definitely one of the best documentaries of this genre.