Kino Lorber | Release Date: July 17, 2013
7.3
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athoristOct 14, 2013
It's a comedy there's actually a few big laughs, but not until near the end, so it's mainly more of a slow-burning thing. It's also at least partially a mumblecore film, which I didn't even realise. Wiley Wiggins looks a lot different whenIt's a comedy there's actually a few big laughs, but not until near the end, so it's mainly more of a slow-burning thing. It's also at least partially a mumblecore film, which I didn't even realise. Wiley Wiggins looks a lot different when he's not animated and 10 years older. So if you don't like that, you're probably not going to like this. And I think you'd have to know something about chess to get it, but probably not much. I'm not sure how much the director knows about chess, but he has one of the characters perform a knight tour, so I'm guessing at least something. (Actually the closest thing I'd probably compare it to is Look Around You, but slightly less surreal at least at the start) Expand
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BirdshtJan 22, 2014
Just read all the Critics reviews and what a bunch of drivel. They just slop together mumbo jumbo to sound like they know something others don't. This movie is dreadful. Black and white with effects to make it look shot on an old camera,Just read all the Critics reviews and what a bunch of drivel. They just slop together mumbo jumbo to sound like they know something others don't. This movie is dreadful. Black and white with effects to make it look shot on an old camera, fuzzy and odd. The story and character interaction is boring bland and unimaginative. No laughs despite this being called a comedy, whats funny is that this movie was made. This is some hard core drug addicts boring dream turned into 1.5 hours of cr*p! Expand
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Zoid-a-RoidSep 29, 2013
Unfortunately the director appeared to have very little knowledge of his own subject matter. If you're looking forward to seeing a strange disjointed dream-like tale that just happens to feature computer chess programmers, then this is. IfUnfortunately the director appeared to have very little knowledge of his own subject matter. If you're looking forward to seeing a strange disjointed dream-like tale that just happens to feature computer chess programmers, then this is. If you want a movie about chess programmers in the late-1970's, look elsewhere. Expand
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