Knife Fight


Action / Drama

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 28%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 24%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 1234


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Carrie-Anne Moss as Penelope Nelson
Julie Bowen as Peaches O'Dell
Jennifer Morrison as Angela Anderson
Rob Lowe as Paul Turner
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MovieHoliks 6 / 10

It's dangerous to believe your own nonsense

I dunno if it's an old saying I heard in politics someplace -or- the movie "The Untouchables"-?? LOL -something about being sure to bring a gun to a knife fight- something like that-??

Rob Lowe returns to "West Wing" territory in this story of a political strategist juggling three clients who begins to question whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work starts to haunt him. I definitely enjoyed this movie- for it's look at the nasty underworld of politics, and the performances of it's leads- especially Lowe and Carrie- Anne Moss. She plays a doctor who decides to run for office, and ends up becoming a celebrity/hero. "West Wing" co-star, Richard Schiff, re-teams with his old co-star, along with Julie Bowen, Jamie Chung, Saffron Burrows, Jennifer Morrison ("House") and Eric McCormack ("Will and Grace").

Reviewed by Patrick Shea 2 / 10

Don't pay to watch it

This movie is pretty much what you'd expect from liberal Hollywood. They get their share of cheap shots in at conservatives, Tea Party, etc. The campaign staff try to convey they pull dirty rotten tricks for both sides and then have an epiphany by the end of the movie. Hillary Clinton's real-life campaign corruption makes renting this movie a complete waste of money and makes this movie look like a complete fairy tale. I have to write ten lines of text for the review, so here I go. Not one of Rob Lowe's better movies. There is really nothing shocking about their behavior or low-life tactics unless you are an ill- informed, low information liberal.

Reviewed by Prismark10 4 / 10

Campaign spin

There have been recent political campaign movies such as The Ides of March which had a more heavyweight cast. There are classics such as Robert Redford in The Candidate. Knife Fight reminds me of Sidney Lumet's Power from 1986 which also had a high calibre cast but a tepid reception by the critics and at the box office.

Rob Lowe plays Paul a highly sought after, cynical and ruthless election strategist. He declares, 'To win in politics, you have got to be the person who is willing to bring a gun to a knife fight.' Which is something Sean Connery said in The Untouchables before being shot a 100 times!

Paul can deal with any political disaster presumably such as those handled by the campaign team who dealt with Bill Clinton when he ran for Presidency the first time round, when his team realised that their was hardly any woman left in Arkansas that he had not slept with. In fact Chris Lehane, one of the co-writers was an aide to Clinton and Gore.

Paul deals with winners and over the years he has become jaded, cynical and has little time for people who are altruistic.

Things change when he takes on a doctor who runs a free clinic as a candidate for Governor and who tweaks the last shred of idealism left in him. Otherwise there are the usual politicians running for elections who are philanderers or are caught in some embarrassing situations that Paul needs to spin out.

The film is underwhelming and never strongly registers as the script is limp. Lowe underplays his role but apart from Carrie Ann Moss's idealistic character the rest of them are shallow and mean and they are supposed to be liberals as well.

As a political satire it does not work as it is not funny or biting enough. Even with story of the doctor you can guess the twist rather easily.

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