Lisa Schwarzbaum
July 15, 2005 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Murderball

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
86 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/08/05
director
Henry-Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro
distributor
THINKFilm
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A

The quadriplegic rugby players in this rousing documentary are like any other hardheaded, trash-talking, skirt-chasing SOBs, in wheelchairs or not. That antisentimentality, and the artful filmmaking itself, kicks the film up to trophy level.

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