Knucklehead (2010)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 23, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2010
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

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.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

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

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Wight is appealing, but let's hope he gets better opportunities than this.

Mike Hale
New York Times

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

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

Prairie Miller

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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?

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

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.

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Edward Douglas

The perfect follow-up to "Jackass" if only because it's equally moronic, although in this case, it's not even remotely funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Nowhere near a good movie but it's sweet natured in its way.
Sol C
Huge misfire. The film needed a major rewrite and another director. They had a good idea for a film but didn't execute it correctly. The film is kind of… More
Cast: Mark Feuerstein, Melora Hardin, Paul Wight, Dennis Farina, Rebecca Creskoff, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Will Patton, Saul Rubinek, Wendie Malick, Kurt Doss,… More
Manu Gino
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… More