Murderball

Murderball Image
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 33 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 48 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Starring: , ,
  • Summary: Featuring fierce rivalry, stopwatch suspense, and larger-than-life personalities, Murderball is a film about tough, highly competitive quadriplegic rugby players. (ThinkFilm)

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to continue:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Autoplay: On | Off
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 100
    Bracingly honest and ceaselessly compelling documentary.
  2. 100
    This is one of those rare docs, like "Hoop Dreams," where life provides a better ending than the filmmakers could have hoped for. Also like "Hoop Dreams," it's not really a sports film; it's a film that uses sport as a way to see into lives, hopes and fears.
  3. The filmmaking is as strong as the subject matter, with an elegant structure.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    88
    Murderball asks you to put all your assumptions about quadriplegics aside and start over.
  5. 80
    Murderball isn't a documentary played in the key of those Olympics stories that inspire you with sugary drivel, although it is ultimately inspiring.
  6. 80
    A thoughtful and provocative look at a previously little-seen world.
  7. As a sports documentary, Murderball is tame and uninvolving. It does however, offer a hard-edged and unsentimental portrait of strong-willed people.

See all 33 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. BrendaP.
    Sep 23, 2009
    10
    I saw the movie and I also watched the team practice in Birmingham. Their dedication and passion was so real that I felt like I was watchingI saw the movie and I also watched the team practice in Birmingham. Their dedication and passion was so real that I felt like I was watching the movie again. I was invited by one of their family members. When they know they have an audience, they start working harder and showing off their skills more. It was very cool to meet them. Number 4 accidentally squirted me with his water bottle and kindly apologized. I could not stop smiling. Expand
  2. DanC.
    Dec 15, 2005
    10
    A film filled with amazingly strong, vibrant personalities who are thrill to watch on the screen. At turns highly moving, funny, and A film filled with amazingly strong, vibrant personalities who are thrill to watch on the screen. At turns highly moving, funny, and dramatic, without ever being sentimental. These guys would be interesting no matter what they were doing, period. The wheelchairs are incidental to who they are, which is the real magic od the movie. Collapse
  3. WmL.
    Dec 12, 2005
    10
    This movie works so well on several different levels. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying it. But it did not do all that well in This movie works so well on several different levels. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying it. But it did not do all that well in theaters, possibly because of the action-movie sounding title. So rent it soon before it vanishes. Expand
  4. PrestonF.
    Dec 21, 2005
    10
    Up lifting yet gritty.
  5. camdenl
    Dec 11, 2005
    9
    Great documentary.
  6. BitB.
    Jul 26, 2006
    9
    Rented this one the other night...what an awesome documentry! Go Canada Go!
  7. Nov 15, 2014
    8
    Focusing on the United States quad rugby team Murderball is an insightful look into the lives of athletes looking to overcome theirFocusing on the United States quad rugby team Murderball is an insightful look into the lives of athletes looking to overcome their disabilities. Refusing to play the sympathy card this documentary shows things how they really are and is all the more inspiring as a result. Expand

See all 15 User Reviews

Trailers

Related Articles

  1. 23 Buddy Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

    23 Buddy Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best Image
    Published: July 25, 2016
    We rank some of cinema's most notable buddy films by Metascore.
  2. What to Watch Now on Netflix

    What to Watch Now on Netflix Image
    Published: July 25, 2016
    Get a list of the best movie and TV titles recently added (and coming soon) to Netflix streaming, updated frequently. You can also find a list of titles expiring soon.
  3. Film Friday (7/22): This Week's New Movie Trailers

    Film Friday (7/22): This Week's New Movie Trailers Image
    Published: July 22, 2016
    Watch all of this week's new film trailers, including new looks at The Magnificent Seven, Sausage Party, xXx: Return of Xander Cage, Snowden, The Girl on the Train, and more. Plus, get a quick update on the latest movie news and release date announcements.
  4. What Movie Should I See This Weekend?

    What Movie Should I See This Weekend? Image
    Published: July 20, 2016
    Preview all of this weekend's new theatrical releases (including Star Trek Beyond, Lights Out, Don't Think Twice, Ice Age: Collision Course, and more), with Metascores and trailers for each new film.

Awards & Rankings