• Knuckleball (2018)

Knuckleball

Release Date: October 5th, 2018

TBC |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

Alone, and targeted on an isolated farm, 12 year old Henry finds himself at the center of a maelstrom of terror, and a dark family legacy, when his secretive grandfather dies suddenly in the night.

Cast: Michael Ironside , Munro Chambers , Kathleen Munroe , Luca Villacis , Chenier Hundal

Director: Michael Peterson

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: 775 Media Corp

Distributors: Freestyle Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 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
    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

  • 75
    Jim SlotekOriginal-Cin

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

  • 50
    John DeForeThe 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 TobiasNPR

    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 BurrBoston 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

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