Going to the Mat (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Going to the Mat (2004)





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Jace Newfield has a problem. Besides being blind and being the new kid at school, his problem is that the kids at his new school thinks he's a jerk. Jace has to find a way to be accepted into his new school. Joining the wrestling team just might work.

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Andrew Lawrence
as Jace Newfield
Khleo Thomas
as Vince `Fly' Shu
Billy Aaron Brown
as John Lambrix
D.B. Sweeney
as Coach Rice
Wayne Brady
as Mr. Wyatt
Brenda Strong
as Patty Newfield
Brett Yoder
as Mike Mallon
T.J. Lowther
as Luke Nolan
Alessandra Toreson
as Mary Beth Rice
Tim Whitaker
as Boomer Cleason
Brian Wimmer
as Tom Newfield
Christopher Miller
as Phil Pavone
David Morales
as Kevin Wilson
Danny Henze
as T-Rex Turner
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Critic Reviews for Going to the Mat

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

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.

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sports drama has positive representations; some bullying.

July 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"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?

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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