• Released
  • January 25, 2013
  • NR , 1 hr 39 min
  • Drama
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Knife Fight Synopsis
A political strategist juggles three clients and debates whether or not to take the high road.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
As a bare-knuckle assault on the corruption that has come to define the creeping rot of American politics, Knife Fight is neither as...
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Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
It's a forgettable series of bullet points barely strung together by charismatic performances.
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By Jeannette Catsoulis
Playing like a mashup of tropes from far superior small- and large-screen entertainments (Scandal, House of Lies, Ides of March), this...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Aims to be a cutting-edge portrait of cutthroat political machinations. But it's a mostly toothless affair that, like so many of our...
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Village Voice

Throughout, Knife Fight feels like TV, like a half-season of some promising cable show stuffed into a 98-minute film that never really...
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New York Post

By Sara Stewart
You'd hope a political-insider indie reuniting "West Wing" stars Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff, and informed by the experiences of an actual...
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The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
For those of you who felt "Ides Of March" was entirely too cerebral and challenging, here comes the dunderheaded Knife Fight. A political...
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Slant Magazine

Bill Guttentag exaggerates the absurd lengths advisors go to win an election and yet ultimately aggrandizes their behavior.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Means and ends meet briefly, shrug and disappear under a torrent of self-flattering clichés.
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Time Out New York

By David Fear
Thanks to his pitch-perfect portrayal of Parks and Recreation's Type A–personality-run-amuck boss, we're willing to forgive Rob Lowe for...
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Rated NR | For Language and Sexual Content/Nudity