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Early Reactions To The Iron Claw Call it ‘Heartbreaking’ and ‘Profound’

November 9, 2023 | Posted by Joseph Lee
The Iron Claw Image Credit: A24

A24 Films’ biopic about the Von Erich family, The Iron Claw, was screened for critics and the media at its premiere last night. The event happened in Dallas. Early social media reactions are coming in, with most focusing on how well it portrays the tragic story of the family. Critics are calling it ‘heartbreaking’, ’emotional’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘profound’. Particular praise went to the performances of Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Holt McCallany and Maura Tierney, as well as the way the wrestling sequences were shot. You can find reactions below.

The film was written and directed by Sean Durkin. It stars Zac Efron as Kevin Von Erich, Jeremy Allen White as Kerry Von Erich, Harris Dickinson as David Von Erich, Holt McCallany as Fritz Von Erich, Maura Tierney as Doris Von Erich. It also features Lily James, MJF, Aaron Dean Eisenberg, Brady Pierce, Thrillbilly Silas, Danny Flamingo, Cazzey Louis Cereghino, Ryan Nemeth and Chavo Guerrero. It arrives on December 22.

Here’s a synopsis: Based on the true story of the Von Erichs, the film follows the rise and fall of the Von Erich family, a dynasty of wrestlers who made a huge impact on the sport from the 1960s to the present day.

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