Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Hurt Business is a solid documentary about the rise of combat sports, specifically Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the United States. Taking a look at a group of fighters in different stages in their career, the film skirts around the sport and leaves some of it’s more interesting stories on the cutting room floor. For me I want to see a deeper dive into the dark elements of the sport – concussions, injuries and the what happens next after a career is over. So on a surface level it’s a good watch but I feel there is a much darker version of this film to be made.
Best Bit: Behind the curtain
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Anderson Silva: Like Water, Tyson, Hoop Dreams