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  • Summary: When overgrown orphan Walter accidentally burns down his orphanage, the school finds itself in desperate need of cash. Enter low-rent con artist Eddie who sees enormous opportunity for the gentle giant in the underground MMA circuit. Only problem is Walter has never harmed a fly. (WWE Studios)
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  2. Negative: 6 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Oct 21, 2010
    50
    Knucklehead has a professional slickness about it, flawless shooting by d.p. Kenneth Zunder, and Johnston's perfectly cloying score. The acting leaves a bit to be desired: Malick is hilarious; Wight is endearing; Rebecca Creskoff ("Hung"), who plays Mary's friend and fellow ex-"dancer," is refreshingly natural.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Oct 21, 2010
    40
    A number of talented performers are stymied by this mediocre material.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Oct 20, 2010
    38
    Director Michael W. Watkins, whose decades of TV credits go back to "Quantum Leap," manages one clever visual gag - a bus wreck, observed from the far side of a cornfield. We hear a crunch, see a telephone pole wobble and a little puff of smoke. Then Watkins blows the moment with a fiery overkill.
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 22, 2010
    25
    A 2010 movie that could have been made in 1940.
  5. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Oct 20, 2010
    20
    A schmaltzy family comedy that won't pass the smell test for kids, parents, or even stoner second cousins, Knucklehead is too sluggish for young attention spans, and not inventive enough to keep adults engaged.
  6. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Oct 20, 2010
    20
    A distinctly shameless and shoddily made family comedy.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 22, 2010
    20
    Half-assed, halfhearted attempt to copy the Farrellys' out-there style is missing both their jackassical riffs and their heart.

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