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Knuckle

3.9 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

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KNUCKLE takes us inside the brutal, secretive and exhilarating bare-knuckle fighting lives of an Irish Traveller community . This epic 12-year journey into in the world of an Irish Traveler community, takes us inside their brutal, secretive and exhilarating bare-knuckle fighting lives. Chronicling a history of violent feuding between rival families. The story focuses on the Quinn brothers, as they fight for their reputations and the honor of their family name.

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  • Actors: Ian Palmer, James Quinn McDonagh, Paddy Joyce
  • Directors: Ian Palmer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Restricted
  • Studio: Arc Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 7, 2012
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00629MBCI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,170 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By C. Moberg on December 22, 2011
Format: DVD
Knuckle is an interesting view into a world unknown to me. I had talked with a few coworkers who had worked in England for some time and they had described this Irish Traveler culture to me. I found this film to really fit the bill of showing this community from the inside. Their culture promotes fighting (bare knuckle fighting as the title does imply), to solve differences between families. This is not a movie for children, or those who do not want to see physical violence or blood. Take this R rating seriously. There are multiple scenes where real bare knuckle fighting takes place, and people get bloody in most. The rules are simple, two men fight until one get's knocked out, or someone's said they've had enough. Often times there are 10s of thousands of pounds on the line for the big fights. Only punching is allowed and if someone is knocked down, they cannot be hit until they are back up. Some of the video in this movie is not the highest resolution, but it does the job. It's real life. For movie buffs, this is the reality of Brad Pitt's character (Mickey O'Neil) in Guy Ritchie's film Snatch.
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I thought this would be a compelling film about a traditional, fabled "traveler" culture in the Irish isles. It isn't. It's a contrived story, basically following around a family of low lifes (I mean real "trailer trash" type of people) and melodramatically (and laughably) presenting their conflicts as stories that the viewer should care about. I stopped sympathizing with the characters two minutes into the film. Their "inter-clan" rivalries are clearly just conflicts between groups of uneducated, boorish people who happen to be in Ireland. There is no observation of a subculture involved here, at all. This is not a tale of ancient Irish tradition bleeding into modern times. It's a tale of a bunch of trashy morons who like to fight, and frankly it could have been set in any country where there are broke, boorish scumbags. I know that is harsh, but it is frankly all this movie left me with. One can tell that the filmmaker thought he had something special when he started filming this; he didn't...

FYI, there were YouTube videos of some of these bare-knuckle fights available way before this movie came out. I remember seeing them. So the auteur (eye roll) apparently took his project of filming Irish losers fighting in the street and tried to make a compelling documentary out of it. How do you say "fail" in Gaelic?
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This is a hard documentary to judge, Ian Palmer spent twelve years on and off filming the ongoing feud between rival clans of travellers - the sad fact is that they are all related. The main character is James Quinn-MacDonnagh, he seems to be unbeatable and is therefore the subject of most invitations to fight. The feuding has been going on for some time and they are reluctant to talk about the past, but eventually do.

Palmer first met them when he was videoing one of their weddings, he then got invited to record a fight. These fights take place away from the families to avoid an all out riot and are refereed by a third family to ensure it is a fair fight. Joe Joyce seems to be the main protagonist and does come across as a man who will never quite grow up, the language and attitude is quite often only comparable to that of the playground. One of the reasons that Michael gives for continuing to return to the `ring' or more accurately waste land/car park, is the purse which is quite considerable, and they do seem to attempt to drink the majority of it as soon as possible.

A fight is only ended with a knock out or a submission or a draw. This means a fight can go on for hours - with no comfort breaks. They also make insulting videos which they send to each other to encourage, - you guessed it, yet more fights. Whilst this behaviour is basically feral the insults lack imagination too, with such heinous rebukes as `baldy b@stard' and `monkeys' - that's enough to make anyone want to go for three hours bare knuckle wrangling in a pub car park.

Palmer attempts to bring in judgement which for a documentary is probably off the scale; even the music is all sad and regretful, a bit like the end music to `The Incredible Hulk'.
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Welcome to modern-day Ireland's version of the Hatfield and McCoy family dispute. Everything about this tale of interfamilial feuding speaks to the quaint, the bizarre,the nasty, the complex and humorous in human relations. The two parties in this on-going squabble are the Joyces from near Dublin and the Quinns from around Dundalk. These two clans are connected through marriages over the past fifty years and are part of that growing community of itinerant workers and families called travellers or gypsies(not Romany)who live in caravans or bungalows. The filmmaker, in this film, documents both where the bad blood between these two interrelated groups originated and how and why they choose to keep it going trough succeeding generations. Gradually, the story comes out that the initial incident happened in England on a job site years ago when a family member of the Joyces was killed by somebody from the Quinns in a bitter argument, and nobody has since found in his heart the need to forgive. As far as blood feuds go, this one has an interesting twist to it: every year, the hatred and tension between the two warring groups is worked out in bare-knuckle fights convened on back country roads between hand-picked champions. While stakes are high(thousands of dollars plus bragging rights) the quality of pugilism is akin to lampoonish barroom brawling that amounts at best to clutching, grabbing, biting, kneeing, and scratching. Lots of fun in watching grown men act like silly toddlers over issues that have no bearing in reality. The director Palmer does a marvellous job getting inside this dysfunctional community to determine what makes them tick.
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