Zac Efron’s New Movie Sets Career Record On Rotten Tomatoes Score For Lead Roles

Zac Efron’s New Movie Sets Career Record On Rotten Tomatoes Score For Lead Roles

Summary

  • Zac Efron’s performance in The Iron Claw sets a career-best, as the biopic receives an impressive Rotten Tomatoes score of 88%.
  • Directed by Sean Durkin, the sports biopic tells the captivating story of the Von Erich brothers and their wrestling legacy in the 1980s.
  • The Iron Claw also boasts a talented cast, including Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, and Maura Tierney. More updates to follow.


Zac Efron sets a career-best record as the Rotten Tomatoes score rolls in for The Iron Claw. Directed by Sean Durkin, The Iron Claw tells the story of the Von Erich brothers, who made wrestling history in the 1980s. In addition to Efron, the sports biopic’s cast includes Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, and Maura Tierney. With the movie’s upcoming release, many reviews have dropped, praising the dramatic story of the Von Erich family and Efron’s performance as Kevin Von Erich being singled out as his best.

Now, The Iron Claw’s Rotten Tomatoes score has been revealed. At the time of writing, the A24 movie holds a critical score of 89% on the review site based on 96 reviews. While the score may fluctuate as more reviews are tabulated, Efron’s sports biopic is officially Certified Fresh.


Why The Iron Claw Is Significant For Zac Efron’s Career?

The latest Rotten Tomatoes score positions The Iron Claw as Efron’s highest-rated movie in which he played the lead role. It is also the actor’s third-highest-rated film overall behind Hairspray (92%) and The Disaster Artist (91%). In both comedies, however, Efron played a supporting role rather than the lead part. In Hairspray, he portrayed the supporting character, Link Larkin, who was the main dancer on The Corny Collins Show and slowly became a close companion to the movie’s protagonist, Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky). Efron had a smaller role in The Disaster Artist, playing Dan Janjigian, an actor cast as Chris-R in the making of The Room.

Related

Where To Watch The Iron Claw: Showtimes & Streaming Status

With an exclusive theatrical release and upcoming streaming debut, where to watch The Iron Claw, starring Zac Efron, depends on a few factors.

The Iron Claw’s positive reception is one indicator of how significant this project is to Efron’s growing career. After making a name for himself in High School Musical, his latter roles have mostly been relegated to the comedic realm, such as Neighbors and Baywatch. In contrast, Efron ventures into the realm of a more strictly dramatic role in his upcoming biopic. As early reviews would suggest, this dramatic turn has paid off for Efron and the rest of the cast, whose performances respectfully showcase Von Erich’s family dynamic and the tragedy that befalls them.

The Iron Claw’s early reviews emphasize the emotional and heartbreaking nature of the Von Erich family’s story. While the movie failed to get any Golden Globe nominations, the awards season is still heating up, with lots of award buzz for Efron himself. Hopefully, The Iron Claw will continue to gain momentum after already awarding Efron his best leading role yet.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes

The Iron Claw

Release Date
December 22, 2023

Director
Sean Durkin

Cast
Zac Efron , Jeremy Allen White , Harris Dickinson , Maura Tierney , Holt McCallany , Lily James

Runtime
132 Minutes

10 Amazing TV Shows That Are Really Hard To Rewatch Previous post 10 Amazing TV Shows That Are Really Hard To Rewatch
Kanye West apologizes to Jewish community for antisemitic remarks Next post Kanye West apologizes to Jewish community for antisemitic remarks