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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.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"A schmaltzy family comedy that won't pass the smell test for kids, parents, or even stoner second cousins."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"Wight is appealing, but let's hope he gets better opportunities than this."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"If a WWE-produced film can't get squared-circle action right, what can be expected of it?"
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"World Wrestling Entertainment continues its effort to meld violent sport with gooey, throwback family comedy in the claptrap road movie Knucklehead."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The ho-hum premise picks up steam as the goofy humor escalates during the course of this bumpy road movie. Kicking off with a synagogue showdown with the infamous Kosher Killer, and later fearsome female sidebars including sisters of mercy who nun up."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"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?"
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"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."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"The perfect follow-up to "Jackass" if only because it's equally moronic, although in this case, it's not even remotely funny."
‑ Edward Douglas,
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