The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.
Runtime: R • 2 hr 12 min
Praise for The Iron Claw
National Board of Review: Won – Best Ensemble, Won – Top Films
“The Iron Claw” is as exuberant as it is mournful, and the high spirits of performance and achievement are inseparable from the price that they exact.” -The New Yorker
“On acting merits alone, Efron’s portrayal is strong enough to generate Oscar buzz but, whether or not he is nominated, this part illustrates his range better than any previous opportunity”. -ReelViews
“It’s the bristling but tender tension between McCallany’s pushy patriarch—a man with a steadfast belief in the idea that the ends justify the means—and Efron’s dutiful but self-doubting apprentice that drives The Iron Claw’s first act.” -The Ringer
“In between all the drama that’s observed, Kevin maintains the most reasonable and compassionate outlook of all the participants… Efron successfully achieves that aspect of the wrestler’s personality” -Los Angeles Times