DVD Review “Knuckle”

Directed by: Ian Palmer
Starring: Ian Palmer, James Quinn McDonagh, Paddy Joyce
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Arc Entertainment
Running Time: 97 minutes

Film: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Extra: N/A

The fighting world has been sprung into the spotlight in the last few years with UFC and many other MMA leagues. This film focuses on Irish bare-knuckle fighting and but really isn’t able to keep your attention based the first 30 minutes. The coolest thing about this film is the fact that it was captured about the last 12 years. But unfortunately that film feels like it actually lasts 12 years though only running just over an hour and a half.

This film follows a look into a life long feud between three rival families. The film is a 12-year look into in the world of an Irish communities bare-knuckle fighting and the relationships between the men. I understand the Irish family grudges but it just seems to very repetitive and I would have liked the focus to stick with one family. I had trouble following who was with you.

Since the film is complied of footage over the last 12 years, don’t expect this DVD to look like anything special video-wise. There is grainy video footage dating back way before HD video. Also be prepared to read since most of the film’s dialogue is subtitled due to the fighters thick Irish dialect. If you are looking for any special features for this film, don’t look here because it is extremely bare-bones much like the bare-knuckles in the film.

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