The Jason Hehrir-directed, Bill Simmons-produced documentary on André René Roussimoff is powerful, says Noel Murray. "Hehir’s doc is mostly about how Roussimoff became famous in the first place, and the physical and mental toll it took on him before his heart gave out in 1993, at age 46," he says. "This is not a somber film, by any means, or a cautionary tale. It’s primarily a celebration of a one-of-a-kind talent, intended to put him back into his proper context. Specifically, Andre The Giant is about wrestling, and how one man helped pave the way for the sport’s 1980s boom."
TOPICS: Andre the Giant, HBO, Bill Simmons, Jason Hehir, Documentaries