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Critic Reviews for Knuckle
Palmer's film is brutally compelling to look at, as the lads get down to face-rearranging, but it also carries a lot of tragic historical freight.
While it's frustrating that Mr. Palmer doesn't dig deep into the complexities of the fights, one of the movie's strengths is the honesty with which he confesses his doubts about them.
Though you will wish for more polish and insight, its unruly action is hard to resist.
Knuckle largely skirts exploitation, simply by virtue of showing this conflict perpetuate itself over so many years. Clans like the Quinn McDonaghs and the Joyces seem destined to fight for generations after they've forgotten their rationale.
Audience Reviews for Knuckle
It was somewhat interesting. However, nobody that fights in the movie is actually that skilled. Also, I don't see the problem with allowing them to fight yeah none of them could actually hurt one another.
Shot over 12 years, Ian Palmer's extraordinary documentary tracks the long-running feud between the Joyces and the Quinn McDonaghs. This is a great documentary - though hard to understand what they are saying most of the time.
" Twelve years. Three clans. One war." An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans.
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