Chronicling the career of The Iron Sheik, this documentary reveals the struggles of a man who emigrated from Iran to the United States in search of the American dream, in his case, a wrestler. Performing with and losing to the likes of Hulk Hogan and Bob Backlund, the Sheik goes from stardom to skid row and back up to notoriety over the course of four decades.
Running 95 minutes, The Sheik is simply a film made for fans and nothing more. Yes, it follows the format of a traditional documentary in the sense it chronicles the life and times of Khosrow Baziri better known as the Iron Sheik, a wrestling heal, but the movie is simply void of style. The filmmaking is just plain ugly and lackluster. Although our star has led an extremely interesting life, the documentary does absolutely nothing to showcase his triumphs or his struggles. Some of the footage and audio feels ripped directly from YouTube. However, his recent social media comeback sequence does manage to engage, captivate and bring you to laughter. Older folks do tend to struggle with Twitter. Now, not trying to sound like a jabroni, this film feels like a promotional DVD one would purchase at his merch table during an indie wrestling junket.