Computer Chess Reviews

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.
July 26, 2013
Bujalski is having fun with Night of the Living Dead, on a community-access palette. But I also can't think of another director who's come closer to capturing how antique technology would dream about us.
July 26, 2013
Presenting itself as a sort of found-footage movie for geeks, this amusing and thoughtful oddity by writer-director-editor Andrew Bujalski is upfront in form but more stealth in content and intent.
July 26, 2013
Bujalski isn't playing at Christopher Guest-like caricature. Instead of mocking this eccentric group, he climbs right inside their anxieties and ambitions.
July 26, 2013
A deadpan mock-documentary about an early-'80s gathering of programming nerds, arguing about AI and predictive algorithms and showing off questionable fashion choices and facial hair.