Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 6 out of 8
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  1. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Oct 21, 2010
    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
    A number of talented performers are stymied by this mediocre material.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Oct 20, 2010
    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: Frank Scheck
    Oct 21, 2010
    This lame comedy about a big doofus who enters the fight game manages to take every cliche in the book and render them even more cliched.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 22, 2010
    A 2010 movie that could have been made in 1940.
  6. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 22, 2010
    Half-assed, halfhearted attempt to copy the Farrellys' out-there style is missing both their jackassical riffs and their heart.
  7. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Oct 20, 2010
    A distinctly shameless and shoddily made family comedy.
  8. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Oct 20, 2010
    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.

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