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Knucklehead (2010)



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Movie Info

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.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some crude humor, language and some fighting action)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tom Sullivan, Bear Aderhold, Thomas F.X. Sullivan, Adam Rifkin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 24, 2010
Samuel Goldwyn Films - Official Site


Mark Feuerstein
as Eddie Sullivan
Dennis Farina
as Memphis Earl
Paul Wight
as Walter Krunk
Will Patton
as Vic Sullivan
Kurt Doss
as Henry
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Critic Reviews for Knucklehead

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (8)

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.

Full Review… | November 9, 2010
New York Daily News
Top Critic

World Wrestling Entertainment continues its effort to meld violent sport with gooey, throwback family comedy in the claptrap road movie Knucklehead.

Full Review… | October 22, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

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?

Full Review… | October 22, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

A schmaltzy family comedy that won't pass the smell test for kids, parents, or even stoner second cousins.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 20, 2010
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 20, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Knucklehead


Nowhere near a good movie but it's sweet natured in its way.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


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."


Super Reviewer


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.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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