Time Out says
Of course there’s still a fair amount of classic scoreboard-watching of the nervous sort, but the film’s directors (who don’t seem to care who actually wins) provoke equal interest from their well-researched portraits of several key players. Most notable are obsessive and barely likeable Team Canada coach Joe Soares (a recent defector from the American camp), who displays an ugly competitive spirit and an obsession with sport that affects even his approach to parenting, and Team America player Mark Zupan, a self-confessed ‘jock’ who has an unlikely relationship with a distinctly un-sporty ex-morgue worker and, remarkably, still maintains a strong bond with Christopher Igoe, the school-friend whose drink-driving put him in a wheelchair in the first place. ‘Murderball’ suggests that sport is one way of dealing with a new and serious disability, but fortunately it makes no wild claims for redemption or recovery beyond belief for any of its protagonists.
- Release date:Friday 4 November 2005
- Duration:88 mins
Cast and crew
- Director:Dana Adam Shapiro, Henry-Alex Rubin