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      Knucklehead

      2015 1 hr. 23 min. Drama TRAILER for Knucklehead: Trailer 1 List
      Reviews 80% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score In Brooklyn, a young man with autism breaks away from his abusive mother to find a doctor who can give him the right combination of drugs to cure him of his disorder. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 20 Buy Now

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      Casey G Intense movie. Great acting. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/30/23 Full Review Ben B I loved it. It's my kind of movie. Great acting. Lot's of surprises. Not like other movies. Funnier than you would expect. Emotional. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I recommend this film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Couldn't stop watching this. Wow. Great story. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Bittersweet and incredibly beautiful. Hard to watch at times, but only because the actors deliver such amazing performances in a story full of heartache and hope. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Knucklehead shows a great deal of compassion for its central character, a man dealing with mental illness. This is something that is so rarely seen on film, especially given the fact that Langston is a person of colour. Director Ben Bowman deserves a great deal of credit for treating Langston with dignity and respect, never belittling him for shock value or laughs. Unfortunately, Bowman appears to have used up all his compassion on Langston. The rest of the characters, particularly the women, are reduced to little more than offensive stereotypes. The black women are bitches and hoes (yes the film does directly refer to them as such) or horribly abusive. And of course there's the one who literally sits in a courner the whole film and never utters a wors. The one white woman is hopelessly naive, her well meaning actions leading to more damage than she was trying to prevent. All of them end up contributing to Langston's downfall, exacerbating his developmental delays and generally treating him like dirt. The men don't fare much better, coming off as over sexed, self-centred gangsters or manipulative creeps. This might be an attempt to make Langston appear more sympathetic, but overall cheapens the film and ruins what could have been a beautiful portrait of a mentally delayed man existing as a valid and worthwhile human being, something the cinema is in despirate need of. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In Brooklyn, a young man with autism breaks away from his abusive mother to find a doctor who can give him the right combination of drugs to cure him of his disorder.
      Director
      Ben Bowman
      Executive Producer
      Re'Shaun Frear, Jonathan Gray, Debra Azemar, Tony Harding, Lisa Schiller
      Screenwriter
      Bryan Abrams, Ben Bowman
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 6, 2016
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