Golden Girl

 (20)6.51 h 19 min201613+
Frida Wallberg was the best female boxer alive. WBC World Champion and undefeated her entire career, the Swede was one of the most feared fighters in the world. Yet during her final fight, she suffered a blow that was to impact on her life forever. Rushed to hospital after a brain haemorrhage, Frida's entire world changed in an instant. Her struggle to recover is to be her toughest fight yet.
Susanna Edwards
Frida Wallberg
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ChrisSherrillReviewed in the United States on April 24, 2021
4.0 out of 5 starsA sad tale - not for her having to leave boxing but for the damage her sport caused.
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The film was quite well done, nicely paced and watchable. There were too many close, tight, facial shots. That seems to be the documentary practice du jour, but I don't like it myself.
I have always liked to watch boxing. Ms. Walberg was quite accomplished in the ring, and her commitment in her training seemed almost obsessive, but it paid dividends for ten matches. A seemingly random, unlucky blow in the eleventh bout upset the delicate balance in her brain and forced her to stop boxing. But it wasn't the one blow, was it? Was it not the multiple blows she had taken in her career? As much as I like boxing, it is a dangerous, dangerous sport.
Mr. Muh4kin ExQuireReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2021
4.0 out of 5 starsGood documentary
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I lie the documentary for Frida Wallberg. They decided to do what was from what I can tell a profile of her boxing journey in Sweden from fight 10 when she bested Amanda Serrano to her 11th fight against Prazak and when she met with terrible fate. They happened to give us glimpse into her training and her relationships for about 60 minutes. However I feel like the injury element wasn't explored or detailed. If your not a boxing fan you dont actually know what happened to her and how she is affected including her sports award speech was good follow tho

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Gary FujiharaReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat movie, horrible post-fight support
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I loved the doc. It was good that the referee stopped the fight after the second knockdown, but why stand Frida up immediately afterward, and not allow her to sit? Thank God for Lucia Rijk who recognized the seriousness of Frida's injury and prompted the summoning of an ambulance, which may have well saved her life or at least from a more substantial brain injury.
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Frank CastleReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsA tough watch but outstanding as a whole.
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I didn't know anything about Frida Wallberg. I enjoy seeing athletes when they are preparing for their sport but Golden Girl has such a tragic turn at the end and I feel the viewer should be warned. It is heart-wrenching. Wallberg is so humble and yet so strong with an incomprehensible grit. Outstanding documentary. Just my opinion.
Tye BurnhamReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsvery well made documentary
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I been boxing for almost 30 years and I would never ever spar with anything less than 16oz gloves. She was showing signs of brain injury before the fight. Sparring grown men with 10oz gloves is a good way to ruin your career.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat look at what it takes to be one of ...
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Great look at what it takes to be one of the best fighters in the world. Frida's work ethic, talent, and power was obviously unrivaled at the time was on top of the sport. The doc shows all the dirty bits, harsh training, injuries, weight cutting... that fighters go through so much for a payday that may never be there. It's an unforgiving life. It's hard to warm up to Frida, though. She smiles maybe once or twice throughout the whole doc, and never laughs. The filmmakers go out of their way to show her as a mother to show her softer side: but she always comes across as distant, cold, or sullen. After the Prazak fight I found myself being sympathetic towards Diana instead of Frida, who won the biggest fight of her life only to worry and mourn for her opponents health. Loved the doc, though. Learned a lot about what happens behind the scenes.
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Athanasius R.Reviewed in the United States on October 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsI rather see a documentary on Amanda serrano.
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Amada Serrano a girl from , a small island, raised in Brooklyn, going to Sweden, Amanda Serrano (born October 9, 1988) is a Puerto Rican professional boxer, mixed martial artist and professional wrestler. As a boxer, she has held the WBO and WBC interim featherweight titles since September 2019. She is the only female, and Puerto Rican, to win world titles in more than four weight classes, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most boxing world championships won in different weight-classes by a female, having held 9 major world titles across seven different weight classes.
mrsammyReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsA Beautiful Film About An Exceptional Person
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Frida Wallberg is truly an inspiration. Just an amazing documentary of a humble, beautiful person, an athlete trying to succeed in life.
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