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More than merely a sports documentary or an inspirational profile of triumph over adversity, "Murderball" offers a refreshing and progressive attitude toward disability while telling unforgettable stories about uniquely admirable people. It's ostensibly a film about quadriplegic rugby (or "Murderball," as it was formerly known), in which players with at least "some" loss of physical function in all four limbs navigate modified wheelchairs in a hardcore, full-contact sport that takes them all the way to the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, in 2004. But as we get to know paralyzed or amputee players on Team USA like Andy Cohn, Scott Hogsett, Bob Lujano and charismatic team spokesman Mark Zupan, we come to understand that quad rugby is a saving grace for these determined competitors, who battle Team Canada coach (and former Team USA superstar) Joe Soares en route to the climactic contest in Athens. Simply put, "Murderball" is the best film to date about living with a severe disability, but codirectors Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro avoid the sappy, inspirational sentiment that hampers nearly all mainstream films involving disability. By the time this blazing 85-minute film reaches its emotional conclusion, the issue of disability is almost irrelevant; these guys are as normal as anyone, and their life stories led to "Murderball" becoming the most critically acclaimed documentary of 2005. "--Jeff Shannon"
loved sharing with my friends , showed us that people with disabilities can do anything they set their minds to ,Published 16 months ago by milkshake
I've seen quad rugby before and this is very accurate. Watch the special features. The Jackass segment was hilarious. Highly recommend.Published 19 months ago by Rattboy
high compitition in the sports world.. and a little humor mixed in too! Oh, and yeah the guys use wheelchairs. and a sexy bunch too!Published 20 months ago by Daniese McMullin-Powell
Really enjoyed this documentary, going into rehab medicine, great to see what people are capable of after life changing injuries.Published on January 13, 2013 by Atma
i ordered murderball because im in a wheelchair and have always loved watching quad rugby but never sseen this movie. Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Steve Rogers
Murderball shows vividly that athleticism and competition cannot be defeated by physical limitations. I learned a lot from this film (e.g. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by bowtieprof
Documentary is brilliant but this Reviewer would have appreciated more "live action"...this is a "new" sport and the "sport" aspect could have been mined deeper. Read morePublished on October 15, 2012 by Phil S.