Picks and Pans Review: The Toronto Film Festival's Comeback Kid

updated 09/29/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/29/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Mickey Rourke, Oscar nominee? I'm a believer. With his moving portrayal of a washed-up pro grappler reluctant to hang up his tights in The Wrestler, the actor body slams his way to a sure nomination. A hit with both critics and audiences during the festival's second week, The Wrestler is due in December.

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