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)
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’
A number of talented performers are stymied by this mediocre material.
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 Watk
A 2010 movie that could have been made in 1940.
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.
A distinctly shameless and shoddily made family comedy.
Half-assed, halfhearted attempt to copy the Farrellys’ out-there style is missing both their jackassical riffs and their heart.