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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 1, 2015
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  • Summary: The Zak Penn documentary takes a look at rise and fall of video game company Atari and investigates the rumor it buried unsold "E.T." game cartridges in a landfill.
  • Genre(s): Movie/Mini-Series, News/Documentary, Documentary, Tech & Gaming
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  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Apr 16, 2015
    75
    Atari: Game Over doubles as an entertaining profile of E.T. designer Howard Scott Warshaw. [17/24 Apr 2015, p.105]
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Von Doviak
    Apr 16, 2015
    58
    Penn’s film is far more compelling when it sticks to the history lesson and stays out of the dump.
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  1. May 18, 2015
    10
    I found this documentary to be very interesting and amusing. Great amount of information and all within a short time frame, including but notI found this documentary to be very interesting and amusing. Great amount of information and all within a short time frame, including but not limited to the history on the company itself, the people (employees) gaming and unfortunate outcome it had on one particular person (scapegoat). Expand
  2. Apr 18, 2015
    9
    A highly entertaining and informative doc. For those who were raised during the Odyssey, Atari, Intellivision era, it really brings back theA highly entertaining and informative doc. For those who were raised during the Odyssey, Atari, Intellivision era, it really brings back the memories. 5 weeks to create an entire game??? Pretty incredible. Props to Warsaw on that achievement. There are FAR worse games than ET. Expand
  3. May 2, 2015
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Interesting movie for those who have owned an Atari VCS however the end of the movie was confusing. Did they find only one box of the game or all the copies that were supposed to have been dumped by Atari there? Expand