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Murderball Reviews

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Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
October 7, 2005
We are all so fragile. And we are all so strong.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
September 26, 2005
Few sports movies with a premise this powerful ever bother to dig this deep.
Garry Maddox
Sydney Morning Herald
September 24, 2005
Inspiring.
Fred Topel
IGN Movies
September 23, 2005
With all the summer movies disappointing audiences, here's one that's sure to give you your thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
September 10, 2005
Murderball is a unique portrait of physically challenged men who transform themselves into warriors on wheels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 9, 2005
Simple, brutal, wild and emotionally charged.
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 26, 2005
This offbeat documentary is inspiring and jaw-droppingly original.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 26, 2005
Unflinching, level-headed and filled with compelling characters, Murderball is an exuberant testament to the joys of being alive and tingling with physical confidence.
Read More | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 17, 2005
Honest and refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
August 16, 2005
While it's an effective sports film...the players and their enormous spirits take precedence over the outcome of the games.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
August 16, 2005
Works as an educational piece on a unique lifestyle and as a competitive sports flick.
| Original Score: 4/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
August 12, 2005
If "Murderball" tells us anything, it's that quadriplegia isn't for wussies.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 11, 2005
Glimpses of a more affecting documentary surface now and again, and for what's there, Murderball earns a mild recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 5, 2005
What wins us over isn't our front-row seat at the exciting rugby games but our intimate access to the lives of the players.
Read More | Original Score: '3.5/4'
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 5, 2005
Sculpted by smart editors from a huge amount of footage
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 4, 2005
You thought Lance Armstrong was hell on wheels? Wait until you meet the men from Murderball.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 31, 2005
Not only one of the most gripping and flat-out entertaining documentaries you're ever likely to see, it's also one of the best sports movies in existence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
July 30, 2005
Murderball is a sports film, an inspirational piece and a portrait of people who face unusual challenges.
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
July 29, 2005
It's hard not to be awestruck by these folks, especially when the film delves into the extreme effort it takes to merely function, much less thrive, after sustaining a spinal-cord injury.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
July 29, 2005
It's a very good film that satisfies the most essential requirement of a documentary: opening an audience's eyes to the fact that the world is bigger than most of us might have suspected.
Read More | Original Score: A-
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