• Knuckle (2011)


Release Date: December 9th, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 7th, 2012

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Two feuding Irish families resolve their differences through bare-knuckle boxing.

Director: Ian Palmer

Genres: Documentary

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Mike ScottNew Orleans Times-Picayune

    With Knuckle, Palmer offers a thorough -- and extraordinarily compelling -- portrait of the Travellers. show more

  • 70
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    Palmer keeps his focus tightly on the families, which makes the movie admirably unpretentious but also incomplete. Nevertheless, the picture has a vibrant central character in James McDonagh, the leading fighter in the clan who begins to question the rites of violence. show more

  • 60
    Scott TobiasNPR

    For all their brutality, the fights are so seductive and exciting that their consequences - the physical and mental toll exacted from the men and their families - sometimes fail to register. show more

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