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Murderball

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_YEAHMANWORD, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. imported_YEAHMANWORD

    imported_YEAHMANWORD Member

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 985 Likes Received: 0
    I saw this movie on Thursday night with my girl.

    It was a documentary on quadraplegics who play wheelchair rugby.


    Really interesting and some of the quadraplegics are pretty funny. Pretty emotional at times.

    It's worth it.



    http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/murderball/



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    "It's original, outrageous and murderous fun."
    -- Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE

    3.5/4 "You're roused from your seats by men who aren't able to get up from theirs. How cool is that?"
    -- Gene Seymour, NEWSDAY

    A "The filmmaking is as strong as the subject matter, with an elegant structure. And that's something that can't be said of every entry in this nonfiction boom."
    -- Lisa Schwarzbaum, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

    3/4 "Even though Murderball founders in the sports department, it's a champ as a character-driven piece of entertainment."
    -- Lisa Rose, NEWARK STAR-LEDGER

    4/4 "Murderball brilliantly captures the intensity of the little-known athletic competition, offering more intimacy and drama than most Hollywood sports movies."
    -- Claudia Puig, USA TODAY

    3/4 "Murderball's most impressive blow is the one it strikes against feel-good stereotypes."
    -- Geoff Pevere, TORONTO STAR

    "The personal and athletic dramas surrounding the team are sufficiently absorbing that you relate to Soares, Zupan and the film's other characters principally as charismatic, driven and often pigheaded guys locked in ruthless competition."
    -- Andrew O'Hehir, SALON.COM

    3.5/4 "When it comes to sports movies, there's nothing like the real thing, and there's never been anything quite as real as the documentary Murderball."
    -- Jack Mathews, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    3.5/4 "The fast-moving, psychologically savvy Murderball treats its subjects not only with respect, but with humor."
    -- Lou Lumenick, NEW YORK POST
     
  2. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2002 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    been reading a couple articles about this recently. haventy seen the movie yet.

    i'm a rugby player, so i bumped into it almost by accident



    truly inspiring shit, (and fucking hardcore at that)
     
  3. imported_YEAHMANWORD

    imported_YEAHMANWORD Member

    Joined: Jul 9, 2001 Messages: 985 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah it was indeed a great film.


    It's something that anyone can enjoy.
     
  4. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
  5. Bumboclot.

    Bumboclot. Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2005 Messages: 994 Likes Received: 46
    I saw what I think was either an interview with the main character/star of the USA team or a long preview for the documentary. It seems like it's pretty dope, and I heard its not something that will make you feel sad for the disabled because supposedly the people in this aren't mad that they are stuck doing this game of theirs. I dunno though, I'll have to check it out.
     
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