• Knuckleball (2018)


Release Date: October 5th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Left alone on an isolated farm, a 12-year-old boy must fight for his life when he becomes the target of a crazed psychopath.

Cast: Michael Ironside, Kathleen Munroe, Munro Chambers, Krista Bridges, Drew Nelson, Luca Villacis, Julian Black Antelope, Chenier Hundal

Director: Michael Peterson

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: 775 Media Corp

Keywords: Dark, Gritty, Brooding, Pursuit, Tense, Escape, Underdog, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Brad WheelerThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Knuckleball does not flutter; its pace and tone is lean, mean and eerie. Luca Villacis plays the home-alone little hero, a Rambo MacGyver Jr. in the making. Not all the kid’s ingenuity and wits are plausible, though, and a late-plot throw-in is a bit much. Still, there’s Ironside and enough cold-weather tension to make Knuckleball a swing-and-hit deal. show more

  • 30
    Film Threat

    Its premise may not be particularly original. But with it, Knuckleball could still have made for an effective movie, a horror film that’d also have doubled as a meditation on family. In actuality, however, Knuckleball ends up falling into a subcategory of horror films that I like to call “music-dependent.” Take away Michelle Osis and David Arcus’ scary-sounding score, in other words, and the film’s myriad flaws become woefully apparent. show more

  • 75
    Jim SlotekOriginal-Cin

    What distinguishes Knuckleball from other thrillers involving children is the seeming reality of the peril portrayed. show more

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