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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    A wild and unexpected film. show more

  • 50
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Though not novel enough to attract non-devotees of America's Pastime, the film should please fans on the small screen. show more

  • 70
    Scott Tobias NPR

    Knuckleball! looks and feels like a standard ESPN documentary, slickly packaged and a little bloodless, and Stern and Sundberg lean a little heavily on music to goose up the excitement. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie's a must for baseball fans in general and Red Sox fans in particular - if nothing else, it will help remove the battery-acid taste of the season now stumbling to a close. show more

  • 63
    Bill Weber Slant Magazine

    This chronicle of two athletes throwing baseball's funkiest, least respected pitch is given depth by their stranger-than-fiction underdog status and camaraderie with mentors who've had the same struggles. show more

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Viewers who can't get enough of ESPN's "30 for 30" docs will lap up this dual portrait. show more

  • 90
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    Maybe that's romanticizing things, but baseball wouldn't be half as beautiful without its mythology. show more

  • 80
    Andrew O'Hehir

    Immediately leaps near the top of the list of greatest baseball documentaries. show more

  • 75
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Some of Knuckleball!'s best scenes show Dickey and Wakefield hanging out with Hough and Phil Niekro (the latter the rare knuckleballer who threw the pitch his whole career rather than turning to it out of desperation), talking about the mechanics and the mojo of the knuckler. show more

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