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      Going to the Mat

      TV-G 2004 1 hr. 30 min. Drama List
      Reviews 70% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A blind teenager (Andrew Lawrence) becomes a high-school wrestler after his family moves from New York to the Midwest. Read More Read Less

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      Rosana B Filminho lindo, com roteiro simples, emocionante e eficiente, que eu até pensei ser mais uma biografia como tantas outras que a Disney sempre faz que nos cativam e nos fazem chorar e deixar o coração quentinho, com lindas lições de moral e superação, amizade, família, humildade e união... O lindinho dos irmãos Lawrence e o fofo do Khleo Thomas… s2.. Extremamente fofinho e Lindinho... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This story of a blind teen in the grueling and strategic sport of wrestling is not only inspiring but full of heart and humor. being told in a sharp narrative and engaging characters. this DCOM makes for a satisfying entry. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This Disney Channel movie was pretty good. Andrew Lawrence, Khleo Thomas, Billy Aaron Brown, D.B. Sweeney, Wayne Brady, and the rest of the cast did a pretty good job in this movie. The story of the movie was inspirational, dramatic, and interesting. It's about doing something to try and fit in with a new crowd and believing in yourself and your friends to be better than they think they can be. If you're a Disney+ member, you should watch this movie sometime. You'll probably enjoy it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Jace Newfield is a very brave blind kid to compete in wrestling! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Your average Disney movie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member (First and only viewing - 4/16/2013) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lynne Heffley Los Angeles Times It may be as subtle as an after-school special, but... "Going to the Mat," about a blind teenager who wrestles his way to acceptance and self-discovery, is above average, enjoyable family fare. Sep 17, 2019 Full Review Laura Fries Variety Although a bit heavy on the slo-mo sports sequence, [Stuart] Gillard otherwise nicely balances action with drama, touching on universal teen themes of alienation and the undo pressures of high school sports. Sep 17, 2019 Full Review Alistair Lawrence Common Sense Media Sports drama has positive representations; some bullying. Rated: 3/5 Jul 14, 2020 Full Review Scott D. Pierce Deseret News (Salt Lake City) "Going to the Mat" is actually pretty predictable. You aren't expecting something other than a happy ending from a Disney Channel movie, are you? Sep 17, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A blind teenager (Andrew Lawrence) becomes a high-school wrestler after his family moves from New York to the Midwest.
      Director
      Stuart Gillard
      Executive Producer
      Jana Sue Memel
      Screenwriter
      Christopher Nolan, Laurie Nolan, Steve Bloom, Stu Krieger
      Production Co
      Columbia
      Rating
      TV-G
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 22, 2016
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