Watching [a programmer] reboot a computer at a trade show over and over again was hardly what I'd call stirring cinema.
| Original Score: 5/10
The film becomes a cheerleader for its subjects, which limits its ability to understand them.
| Original Score: 48/100
Even if you are "pursuing your dreams," at the end of the day, work is work. It may be more exciting and different than your average 9-5 cubicle life, it is still a job with deadlines, pressure, and stress.
| Original Score: A-
It gives an insight into the creative process and the drive and passion necessary to produce something you want to share with the world.
| Original Score: 4/5
They're works of art. They're windows onto the psychology of their creators. They're video games.
| Original Score: 3/4
A passionate, deeply affecting celebration of a medium too often derided.
Aptly demonstrates just how much they are willing to sacrifice to that end, bearing hardship and putting lives on pause to reach that final product of a completed game.
The struggles these guys face getting their games done are monumental, and makes for some really tense, anxious stuff.
Informative, entertaining, affecting and, most interestingly, revealing of the maddening sort of approval culture we have in the Internet era
| Original Score: 3.5/5
You don't have to be the type who keeps an Atari in a trophy case to be enthralled by Indie Game: The Movie.
"Indie Game: The Movie" lays bare the passion behind the pixels, revealing the sweat, tears and sleep deprivation that go into trying to make the latest gaming sensation.
makes a compelling case for games as not only clever hand-eye coordination exercises, but also as manifestations of their creators' emotional and philosophical viewpoints.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Like punk rock or alternative comedy, it's a DIY pursuit that pits go-it-alone types against an industry machine, often breeding exciting but intensely idiosyncratic art in the process.
Indie Game provides a gripping and consistently entertaining insight into this unique sub-set of the games industry.
This is about developers communicating with the world in the most creative, productive way they know how. It's about the artistic process.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
An insightful new geek documentary, well directed by first-timers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky.
Indie Game: The Movie is more than just a film about video games, it's an examination of the artistic spirit and the latest evolution of independent artist.
This is a movie about a subculture, made for that subculture; only hard-core Xboxers need apply.
| Original Score: 3/5
You may have never picked up a game console in your life, but there's universal access thanks to compelling stories in Indie Game: The Movie.
[A] smart, involving documentary...