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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's original, outrageous and murderous fun. show more

  • 100
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    If you're the type who doesn't go to art-house films , Murderball should be your exception. It's hard to imagine anyone could walk away from this movie disappointed. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Murderball brilliantly captures the intensity of the little-known athletic competition, offering more intimacy and drama than most Hollywood sports movies. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    There are worlds within the startling world of Murderball. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    When it comes to sports movies, there's nothing like the real thing, and there's never been anything quite as real as the documentary Murderball. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is one of those rare docs, like "Hoop Dreams," where life provides a better ending than the filmmakers could have hoped for. Also like "Hoop Dreams," it's not really a sports film; it's a film that uses sport as a way to see into lives, hopes and fears. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    This is a lively, life-affirming documentary no viewer is likely to forget. show more

  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Murderball is a paradox: a movie about quadriplegics that insists we look beyond their disability. show more

  • 100
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Bracingly honest and ceaselessly compelling documentary. show more

  • 88
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Think "Mad Max" in wheelchairs. show more

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