Reviews

People are talking about Reversal

“ This is a good film; great acting, and the wrestling is much more truthful and authentic than Vision Quest.”
— JOHN IRVING
Oscar-winning writer

 

“This is the best independent film I have ever seen. I’ll watch it again and again, with my son, learning all along the way about much more than wrestling.”
— MIKE FURCHES
CrossHome.com

 

“The most amazing story about an athlete that I have ever seen . . . What a great film.”
— CARL LEWIS
9-time Olympic Gold-Medallist

 

“Reversal truly is a powerful film. From the very first minute of the movie I was ‘in.’ The cinematography and score were excellent and the audience response afterwards was overwhelming.”
— GLENN HIBDON
Tulsa World

 

“This movie has good Christian values and moral messages. I cried!”
— DR. TED BAEHR
Movieguide

 

“. . . a very well-crafted film. It has the look and feel of a major budget studio release.”
— DOUG LUKENS
Dove Foundation

 

“Petulla delivers a captivating, award-winning performance as the Coach / Father.”
— DAVID TEMPLETON
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

 

“An astutely observed and splendidly acted depiction of good people in conflict.”
— ED BLANK
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

 

“Many major Producers and film critics see straight-to-DVD releases as an alternative to the Hollywood machine, fueled by the success of Reversal, an indie film made by first timer Jimi Petulla that sold 15,000 copies online in 90 days, and is still selling (www.reversalthemovie.com).”
— KIM “B.G.” COOPER
The Source Magazine

 

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Awards

Reversal wins Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at Tribecca Film Festival

On the east coast, Reversal captured the award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at the IndieVision Film Festival, held at Robert DiNiro's place in Tribeca, New York. Not surprisingly, it was the only sold-out movie at the event!


Malibu Film Festival Winner!

Writer/Producer Jimi Petulla, Tony Danza, Danny Mousetis (lead in film) and Martin Landau.

Going up against heavy hitters like Tony Danza and David Katz, Reversal captured the People's Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Malibu Film Festival. Who says a movie about wrestling doesn't appeal to people . . .

The festival took place in world-famous Malibu, California. More than 75 filmmakers entered. Other films starred celebrities such as Jerry Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Karen Black, Andy Dick and Ron Howard. Reversal offered heartfelt performances and a touching story!

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