Knife Fight (film)

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Knife Fight
Directed byBill Guttentag
Written byBill Guttentag
Chris Lehane
Produced byCatherine Davila
Daniel Davila
StarringRob Lowe
Carrie-Anne Moss
Jamie Chung
Richard Schiff
Amanda Crew
Julie Bowen
Ryan Alosio
CinematographyStephen Kazmierski
Edited byRobert Dalva
Divisadero Pictures
Distributed byMyriad Pictures
IFC Films[1]
Release dates
  • April 25, 2012 (2012-04-25) (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • January 25, 2013 (2013-01-25)
  • United States (United States)
CountryUnited States
Box office$5,661[2]

Knife Fight is a 2012 American political thriller film starring Rob Lowe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jamie Chung, Richard Schiff, Amanda Crew, Julie Bowen, and Ryan Alosio. It is directed by Bill Guttentag and co-written by Bill Guttentag and former Al Gore spokesman Chris Lehane. The film was shot in San Francisco, California. The film premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically in the United States on January 25, 2013, and was released on demand and digitally on January 28, 2013. Davey Havok of the band AFI makes an appearance.[3][4][5][6][7]


A political strategist juggles three clients while facing the moral issues of his profession.



The film received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 28%. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 34 out of 100, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".


  1. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (August 9, 2012). "IFC Acquires 'Knife Fight'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Knife Fight". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Marinucci, Carla (June 13, 2011). "'Knife Fight' echoes real-life political scandals". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  4. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (May 12, 2011). "Rob Lowe Signs Up for a 'Knife Fight'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  5. ^ Nagourney, Adam (May 16, 2011). "Politics on Film: Have Knife, Will Use It". The Caucus (blog). The New York Times. Retrieved June 22, 2011.
  6. ^ Tanabe, Karin (May 13, 2011). "Lowe Takes Another Political Role". Click (blog). Politico. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  7. ^ Sneider, Jeff (May 25, 2011). "Jamie Chung guns for 'Knife Fight'". Variety. Retrieved June 18, 2017.

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