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      Athlete A

      PG-13 2020 1 hr. 43 min. Documentary List
      100% 60 Reviews Tomatometer 92% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Reporters from The Indianapolis Star expose Dr. Larry Nassar's sexual abuse of young gymnasts. Read More Read Less

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      Critics Consensus

      Harrowing yet essential viewing, Athlete A shines an unforgiving light on horrific abuses -- as well as the culture that allowed them to continue unabated for years.

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      Luke S If you have the strength to watch this all the way through... I salute you... This made me so sad what has happened here. While nothing can be done to change the past, one can only look to the future and hope nothing like this will happen again. This documentary can only be described as a step in the right direction that is very difficult to watch yet I couldn't help but feel that it was important to do so. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/24/23 Full Review TWMax65 This documentary was sad, tragic, and heart wrenching yet empowering and satisfying since Justice was largely served at the end of the day. It really makes you think about who you trust your own kids with and what many innocent young individuals go through on a regular basis and not know if or why to report something that happens to them or someone else. I'm really glad that I watched this documentary that no only shed light on the disgusting sexual abuse, but the other kinds of abuse that took place in the gymnastics industry. Just wow...quite an unbelievable and historic scandal that I hope people get educated about. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Chilling to hear the voices of the abused. Well made and informative. Hoping there is a follow up as to how not just US gymnastics, but all US sports organizations, have been affected by this case. How long were the abuses covered up if ever in other sports? While the film does answer some questions, there are many more to be answered! Very good!!!! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Michael M Athlete A is a rare type of true crime documentary, one which not only focuses on the experiences of the survivors, but does so with so much humanity that it creates an almost wholesome narrative about courageous women who got justice around a much bleaker story of heinous criminality and organizational corruption. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/22 Full Review cees t So Nassar got 120 years but the rest got what? At least the movie acknowledges that the worse physical and mental abuse are ongoing. 6/10 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Well Done Doc Much has been reported on the topic of Nassar's sexual abuse against many, many elite gymnasts. This documentary breaks down the toxicity of the culture more so you can understand how something like this could have happened to so many athletes in the first place. Eye-opening to say the least. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Randy Myers San Jose Mercury News This is one of the best documentaries you'll see this year. Rated: 4/4 Feb 15, 2021 Full Review Noel Murray Los Angeles Times Like a lot of recent documentaries about the overdue reckoning for sexual predators in positions of power, "Athlete A" is a reminder that the rot is sometimes within the system itself, not just within the criminals it benefits. Jul 13, 2020 Full Review Tim Robey Daily Telegraph (UK) What's striking about the film's tone is its redemptive warmth. Though the details are chilling, it's as if a cathartic space has been opened for these girls and their families to explain what they went through. Rated: 4/5 Jun 29, 2020 Full Review Elizabeth Garcia But Why Tho? A Geek Community Athlete A is hard to watch but listening to these women’s stories is necessary… The strongest point of the documentary is its focus on the history of the organization and how it evolved into the toxic environment it became. Rated: 9.5/10 Jan 21, 2023 Full Review Keith Garlington Keith & the Movies Cohen and Shenk get us close to the victims and their pain, follows the determined journalists, and pulls no punches when it comes to the perpetrators. Rated: 4/5 Aug 17, 2022 Full Review Gem Seddon SFX Magazine Not only is Athlete A an eye-opening look into the continued brilliance and hard work of investigative journalists, but it’s also a grim reminder of the evil that often hides in plain sight. Feb 3, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Reporters from The Indianapolis Star expose Dr. Larry Nassar's sexual abuse of young gymnasts.
      Director
      Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
      Executive Producer
      Richard Berge, Dan Cogan
      Production Co
      Netflix
      Rating
      PG-13 (Descriptions of Sexual Abuse|Mature Thematic Content)
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 25, 2020
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