Knuckleball! (2012)

Knuckleball! is the story of a few good men, a handful of pitchers in the entire history of baseball forced to resort to the lowest rung on the credibility ladder in their sport: throwing a ball so slow and unpredictable that no one wants… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: April 2, 2013
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Fear
Time Out

Nonfans, however, are about to find out exactly what the phrase inside baseball means.

Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

A first-rate sports documentary in any season.

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Greg Evans
Bloomberg News

The charming Knuckleball finds something universal here, about obsession, talent, perseverance and, rarest of all, good sportsmanship.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The sweet achievement of "Knuckleball!," Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's documentary about this quixotic pitch and the quixotic men who throw it, is that it gives both sides equal play.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

There's plenty of real drama in this movie without Stern and Sundberg having to pump it up.

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John Wildman
Film Comment Magazine

Knuckleball! is more than enjoyable if you are a fan of the game of baseball. And while it wouldn't be an obvious win for the uninitiated, Wakefield and Dickey do not make it difficult for the viewer to cheer for them.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

With elements of "Moneyball" and a twist of the narrative arm, this look at how Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey became knuckleball experts is a real kick.

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Scott Tobias

Considers one of baseball's greatest quirks with good humor and a glancing touch.

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Rob Boylan
Orlando Weekly

A microcosm of baseball itself, the knuckleball is a cruel, unpredictable thing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
While there there might be more informative documentaries than "Knuckleball!" it does have some good stories to tell that do not sugarcoat any of the… More
Stephen Skudlarek
An excellent documentary on knuckleballers and their careers, especially Tim Wakefield and R.A. Dickey. It has a great focus on their lives and families, which… More