Knuckleball Reviews

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April 11, 2020
The film uses the darkness in people and creates something chilling, using the capacities of its cast to their best.
August 2, 2019
A very welcome entry into the "home invasion" subgenre.
April 8, 2019
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.
January 19, 2019
"To catch a predator, you must become one." Yeesh.
January 10, 2019
Knuckeball is a well-executed thriller unafraid to embrace is violent darkness or put its child lead in peril. Brutal, bloody, and full of surprises, this one is a flawed but entertaining ride.
November 20, 2018
Chock full of twists and thrills, it provides a fun time at the cinema, though it lacks any real lasting power.
November 16, 2018
With the easy appeal of its cast and confident style, it delivers rock solid thrills within a neat 89-minute window.
November 12, 2018
Knuckleball isn't looking to reinvent the wheel, and it doesn't have to.
November 5, 2018
Knuckleball finds interesting and clever ways to raise the stakes at near every turn while managing to keep things grounded in reality. There are no great saves or any supernatural creatures, just old-fashioned human monsters on the prowl.
October 14, 2018
Knuckleball still hits the right notes... [It] is a decent thriller that is worth a little patience.
October 12, 2018
Ironside... excellently exudes an old-man smell and no-nonsense-allowed temperament.
October 11, 2018
Nothing about this execution is terribly interesting except maybe the wintry Alberta locations.
October 10, 2018
"Director Michael Peterson hop-scotches genres nicely following his 2011 LARPing comedy Lloyd The Conqueror, constructing a set-piece as reminiscent of The Shining as of Macaulay Culkin stopping bad guys with marbles."
October 10, 2018
Knuckleball revels in its good and bloody fun, but it's taken to a proper level of gravitas by its two main stars.
October 6, 2018
While you're watching, helmer Michael Peterson effectively earns suspension of disbelief with stark atmospherics, solid performances and a persuasive escalation of panic.
October 4, 2018
For the most part, this is a tautly constructed exercise in suspense, set among striking-looking snowbound fields and farmhouses.
September 28, 2018
Peterson crafts a chilling homage to The Shining; handles the why-doesn't-he-use-his-cellphone question nicely; and delivers a decent followup to his last feature, 2012's Lloyd the Conqueror.
September 21, 2018
The film relies heavily on the interplay between Henry and Dixon, which resembles a violent dance. Both actors invest deeply in their roles, which helps to sell the tension (particularly as the bodies begin to pile up)
August 23, 2018
Once we get to the 'action', the film doesn't let up until the climax and it's a blast to watch.
August 3, 2018
This is a slow-burner that will draw you in, with an eerie sense of atmosphere and style coupled with some excellent cinematography by Jon Thomas. One to be applauded for trying something different with conventional horror themes.
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