An amazing career-best performance from Mickey Rourke and outstanding work by Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood, the film is very powerful and emotional.
Again, an exceptional achievement by a true artist-Rourke.
He's famously suffered an up and down career, with him previously saying he'd "accepted that his big-budget movie days were over".
He told The Guardian that "he'd been to hell" when he was asked about messing everything up again.
Mickey said at the time: "I've been to hell, I'm not going back there. And I had to stay there for so long, it was like, no, no way.
The 64-year-old - who required reconstructive surgery after years of boxing - worked up a sweat at Wild Card Boxing in Hollywood ahead of last night's US Election, which saw Donald Trump become the 45th president.
Gonna leave some marks, have to deal with a little blood loss.
He's still wrestling, even though the money and his audiences are long gone. Aronofsky really captures the magic in Mickey's performance.
In 1991 Rourke, who had trained as a boxer in his early years, left acting and became a professional boxer for a time.