Computer Chess (2013)
Critic Consensus: With its delightfully retro production design, Computer Chess is an inventive, intelligent, and humorous comedy that celebrates the eccentricity and uniqueness of its subject.
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Critic Reviews for Computer Chess
In the end, you simply wish the characters (and the actors) were in a more subtle and focused film. "Computer Chess" plays a risky game. Unfortunately, it loses.
A supremely intelligent, beautifully constructed film, interweaving comedy and character, satire and subtext
A breakthrough -- not just for indie writer-director Andrew Bujalski, but for American movie comedy.
It's impossible not to see "Computer Chess" as both a humble, low-fi ode to evanescence and the deceptively cute baby picture of the digital disrupters who will soon bestride the Earth.
Audience Reviews for Computer Chess
I'm not really sure why the critics liked this so much - it really dragged. Linear but not quite linear. Mysterious yet boring. Maybe too niche of an interest - apparently very accurate as a period piece. I found myself wondering if any of the actors were also on the autistic spectrum Really just too meandering, I think.
Heady, quirky, enigmatic "comedy" about the uneasiness of humanity's relationship to machines. Some moments work, some don't.
Never found this funny at all, and without any humor that worked for me, it was a real chore to get through.
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