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Reel Reviews – Murderball

Murderball

Reel Review #50: “I’m just like you, except I’m sitting down.” This is a great documentary from Think Film about quadriplegic rugby. An intense film about some intense athletes. “What? You ain’t going to hit a kid in a chair? I’ll hit you back.”

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11 Responses to “Reel Reviews – Murderball”


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 moze Dec 19th, 2005 at 8:17 pm

    Mike, i could not disagree with you more. you need to hear my podcast on this film. i screened it at Full Frame Film Fest in durham this summer. I thought i loved it. after further review it lost the luster it once had.

    http://www.mozestudios.com/blog/?p=63

    check it out

    moze

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Michael Dec 19th, 2005 at 8:51 pm

    Moze,

    No worries, a difference of opinion is what makes horse races. I’ll try to give a listen to your podcast on Murderball. I have to admit, though – it is still sticking with me.

    Thanks for listening.

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 moze Dec 20th, 2005 at 9:11 am

    absoluty, i guess my big beef is that this does not seem to be the same cut as the one i saw in april 05. for as much as i loved zupan et. al. i think there may have been better choices of what to show in the cut. sometimes they just looked like punks w/ a chip on their shoulder.

    keep it up.

    i havent just had twins an havent done areview in a while

    moze

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 kevin Jan 11th, 2006 at 2:46 am

    you spend too much time talking about the subject of the movie – what murderball is, and narrating the movie, rather than reviewing the movie.

  5. Gravatar Icon 5 Johnson Jan 18th, 2006 at 11:12 am

    Is this site even running anymore? 2 podcasts in 2 months?

  6. Gravatar Icon 6 Michael Jan 18th, 2006 at 11:18 am

    Johnson,

    You’ll see a new Reel Review shortly.

  7. Gravatar Icon 7 Jimmy CraicHead Feb 5th, 2006 at 7:40 am

    I saw and loved Murderball but sad to say, the scenes of them watching the Tampa Oakland SuperBowl debacle took me out for a few minutes. Tampa had beaten the Eagles in a major upset that left Philly shellshocked for weeks! I like many other Eagles fans were too down to watch the game even 2 weeks later and this movie brings me into the home of Tampa fans. Ouch! The power of just a few minutes of film.

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