Indie Game: The Movie Reviews

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John Wenzel
Denver Post
June 1, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail
May 25, 2012
This is about developers communicating with the world in the most creative, productive way they know how. It's about the artistic process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 24, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2012
[A] smart, involving documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
May 18, 2012
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 15, 2012
This is a movie about a subculture, made for that subculture; only hard-core Xboxers need apply.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Brian Miller
Village Voice
May 15, 2012
An insightful new geek documentary, well directed by first-timers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky.
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
April 26, 2012
They're works of art. They're windows onto the psychology of their creators. They're video games.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
February 10, 2012
Compelling glimpse into artistic compulsion in video games.
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Rob Nelson
Variety
January 30, 2012
The pic scores big points by drawing a sharp distinction between corporate vidgame programmers and indies.