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Knuckle

(2010)

Rated R for violent content and language.

R In Theaters 12/9/2011 , 92min.
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Viewer Score
89%
Viewer score based on 18 ratings
65%
Critic score based on 15 reviews

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
The film is very much like a home movie in trying to tell its story of families and feuds complete with the bad lighting, bad camera angles and meandering observations. Though you will wish for more polish and insight, its unruly action is hard to resist. Full Review
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
A documentary of bareknuckle fights among feuding Irish Traveller clans can't give the participants' self-perpetuating, dead-end rivalry the scope of tragedy. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
Palmer's acknowledgement of his own involvement in, and thrill at watching, these events speaks volumes, but simply showing generations of pasty, fat men pounding each other to a pulp shouldn't be mistaken for an in-depth exploration of Gaelic machismo. Full Review
David Parkinson
Empire
Chock full of larger-than-life characters, it's an enthralling insight into a raw, bloodied world. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
While the film becomes slightly redundant, the anger and strife its characters cannot overcome is awful, poetic and, frankly, astonishing. Full Review

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