Knife Fight
Knife Fight (2013)

If a political candidate is personally flawed, but stands to make a positive difference in millions of lives, would you help him win? That question looms over the life of "true believer" Paul Turner (Rob Lowe), a savvy strategist… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 10, 2013
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Lowe's Paul is slimy, but, lo and behold, we are supposed to believe that he smells like a rose. He really wants to make the world a better place. His sentiments may be genuine but they come across as a con.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Whether playing it sleazy or noble, Mr. Lowe brings little emotional weight to his role.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

A fun, tack-sharp political drama with satirical underpinnings, buoyed by crisp characterizations.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

Meanders aimlessly around too-familiar territory.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

[An] underwhelming, would-be political satire.

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Marc Mohan
Oregonian

It could have been an incisive counterpoint to a film like "The Ides of March." Instead, it's a forgettable series of bullet points barely strung together by charismatic performances.

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John Barber
Globe and Mail

An improbable fantasy in which the people who make political advertising emerge as chisel-jawed heroes of democracy.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
NPR

Soulless and two-dimensional, Knife Fight is a black hole of disillusion and spin.

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Nathalie Atkinson
National Post

For all the knowing monologues mentioning tax breaks for the rich and diet drinks for the poor, Knife Fight feels squeaky-clean -- a remedial spin class that tells more than it shows.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Sol C
Rob Lowe's performance is the best reason to check out this film. It's been awhile since I have seen Rob in a really good role in a good film. I am… More
Panta Oz
This political thriller directed by Bill Guttentag and co-written with Chris Lehane is a story of a political strategist and his life. It stars Rob Lowe, Jamie… More