Computer Chess Reviews

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October 17, 2013
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.
October 10, 2013
A supremely intelligent, beautifully constructed film, interweaving comedy and character, satire and subtext
September 26, 2013
A breakthrough -- not just for indie writer-director Andrew Bujalski, but for American movie comedy.
August 8, 2013
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.
August 1, 2013
You need no particular knowledge or affection for the game of kings to appreciate the whimsy of "Computer Chess."
August 1, 2013
It approaches its subjects not with the gleeful, madcap hilarity of a Christopher Guest mockumentary ("Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind"), but with the calculated precision of lines of code.
March 6, 2019
Consistently funny throughout, fans of squirm-inducing humour will find much to enjoy as will those keen on a more absurdist qualities.
February 22, 2019
A double or maybe a triple nerd-fest, influential independent Andrew Bujalski's typically deadpan Computer Chess is a small movie with a comic novel premise and a near cosmic theme.
May 23, 2018
If you want to know how Skynet might really have been born, you need to watch Computer Chess. And if you just want to hang out with some groovy nerds who are debating the Singularity, you can come for that too.
February 21, 2018
[Director Andrew] Bujalski makes fine use of an ensemble cast and achieves a sense of drift reminiscent of Robert Altman's films.
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