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Knucklehead (2010)

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Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 6

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A desperate fight promoter convinces a hulking church handyman to try his hand at wrestling in this sports comedy starring famed WWE wrestler Paul "The Big Show" Wight Jr. As the dimwitted grappler rises up through the ranks on a mission to fight for orphans everywhere, the conniving promoter uses the winnings to settle a debt with his corrupt nemesis. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

PG-13,

Drama, Comedy

Bear Aderhold, Tom Sullivan

Oct 24, 2010

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Well, at least someone is trying to emulate the Farrelly brothers -- except "Knucklehead," director Michael W. Watkins' half-assed, halfhearted attempt to copy the Farrellys' out-there style is missing both their jackassical riffs and their heart.

November 9, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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World Wrestling Entertainment continues its effort to meld violent sport with gooey, throwback family comedy in the claptrap road movie Knucklehead.

October 22, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Knucklehead's candy corn heart and shameless predictability are almost touching in their obliviousness to anything that's happened in movies in recent decades. Cute orphans? Really?

October 22, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Post
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A schmaltzy family comedy that won't pass the smell test for kids, parents, or even stoner second cousins.

October 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Those multi-media moguls at World Wrestling Entertainment haven't quite got the hang of this "family friendly" turn they've taken with their motion picture division.

October 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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A distinctly shameless and shoddily made family comedy, this WWE production for wrestler Big Show turns an already saccharine plot into a toxic, fart-laden piledriver.

October 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Wight is appealing, but let's hope he gets better opportunities than this.

October 22, 2010 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The ho-hum premise picks up steam as the goofy humor escalates during the course of this bumpy road movie. Kicking off with a synagogue showdown with the infamous Kosher Killer, and later fearsome female sidebars including sisters of mercy who nun up.

October 21, 2010 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

The perfect follow-up to "Jackass" if only because it's equally moronic, although in this case, it's not even remotely funny.

October 20, 2010 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
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If a WWE-produced film can't get squared-circle action right, what can be expected of it?

October 16, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Comment (1)
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Audience Reviews for Knucklehead

Nowhere near a good movie but it's sweet natured in its way.
May 11, 2013
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jay nixon

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Cast: Mark Feuerstein, Melora Hardin, Paul Wight, Dennis Farina, Rebecca Creskoff, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Will Patton, Saul Rubinek, Wendie Malick, Kurt Doss, Raziel Jordan, Lurie Poston

Director: Michael W. Watkins

Summary: Drowning in gambling debts to his bookie, Memphis (Dennis Farina), former mixed martial arts champ Eddie (Mark Feuerstein) starts training gentle giant Walter (The Big Show) for a high-stakes fighting competition with a $100,000 grand prize that would solve all of their problems.

My Thoughts: "Another wrestler film that failed. Honestly, it wasn't like I didn't know It wasn't going to be that when I started it. The concept was as ridiculous as most of the acting was. There was bits that were laughable. But what you end up with is a somewhat funny predictable film with a semi watchable cast. Not much else to say about this train wreck."
February 4, 2012
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A Knock Out Comedy

The movie and the story is kinda likable but it's really cheezy, predictable and not funny. I knew exactly what to expect from this movie and got just that.

KNUCKLEHEAD follows con artist Eddie Sullivan (Mark Feuerstein), who, after incurring a large debt with a local bookie (Dennis Farina), creates a get-rich-quick scheme by enlisting a sweet gentle giant named Walter (Paul The Big Show Wight) as his unwitting accomplice. Walter's orphanage - the only home hes ever known - also needs funds desperately. Upon overhearing Walters predicament, Eddie convinces the no-nonsense head nun, Sister Francesca (Wendie Malick), that Walter can win the money as a fighter and pay off the church's debts. Eddies plan: travel from town to town with Walter and enter small, unsanctioned fighting competitions for prize money. Sister Francesca dispatches Mary (Melora Hardin) as a chaperone for both Walter and the money and gives Eddie a week - and a prayer - to make it happen. During their journey across the south to the annual Pro-Am MMA tournament in New Orleans, Walter discovers what life is like outside the orphanage, while Eddie becomes morally conflicted over whether to take all the loot for himself or keep his promise to Walter, the one person he can actually call a friend.
May 10, 2011
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Manu Gino

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Huge misfire. The film needed a major rewrite and another director. They had a good idea for a film but didn't execute it correctly. The film is kind of like movies like Nacho Libre, Billy Madison, and Here Comes the Boom. Those film are better than this one. Too many fart jokes. The scene on the bus was the funniest scene in the film. The film is also too predictable.

The Big Show was great in The Waterboy and Jingle All the Way. He needs better material than this. All the other actors must have been paid a lot to be in the film. They all seem to have done the film for a huge paycheck.
March 15, 2013
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