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Athlete A (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Athlete A is not an easy watch, as you’d expect from a documentary about sexual abuse.    It is however super compelling. Directed by Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk, the film takes a deep dive into the years of ignored and overlooked sexual abuse of girls and young women by then Olympic doctor Larry Nassar. Using a series of emotional first-person accounts, this documentary hits hard and stays with you long after the credits roll.  Powerful and compelling stuff.

Best Bit: The impact statements

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Netflix)

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8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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