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Endgame (2015)

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Since he was 5 yrs old, Jose's abuelita taught him to play chess like his grandfather who was a champion in Mexico. Now as part of the Brownsville school team, Jose has the chance to use his skills and for once in his life, finds himself in the spotlight, as he tries to help his team make it to the Texas state finals. As their coach, Mr. Alvarado, teaches his students the meaning of perseverance and team effort in the face of adversity, Jose discovers his own strengths and uses them to bring his broken family together.

Cast

Efren Ramirez
as Mr. Alvarado
Ivonne Coll
as Abuelita
Jon Gries
as Principal Thomas
Glynn Praesel
as Jim Tharpe - Tournament Director
Valente Rodriguez
as Coach Stevens
Golbanoo Setayesh
as Brownsville Brainiac
Lucinda (Lucy) Lopez
as Brownsville Brainiac
Priya Trakru
as Brownsville Brainiac
Samuel Garcia
as Brownsville Brainiac
Lucinda Lopez
as Brownsville Brainiac
Ricardo J. Santoyo
as Brownsville Brainiac
Jon Steven Flores
as Checkmate Jacob Stewart
Daniel Wolfe
as Last Year's Champ
Noel Rivera
as Checkmate Coach
Jose Juan Guajardo Jr.
as District Chess Match Supervisor
Jose Juan Guajardo
as District Chess Match Supervisor
Victor Flores
as District Chess Match Supervisor
Eric Vera
as Chess Supervisor
Dimitri Agado
as Soccer Teammate #1
Hector Filizola
as Soccer Teammate #2
Michael Vera
as Security Officer
Rena Rhi
as I.C.E. Agent
Brian McCarthy
as I.C.E. Agent
John Kinch
as Funeral Priest
Cindy Vela
as Detention Teacher
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Critic Reviews for Endgame

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Carmen Marron's underdog tale of a Hispanic chess team makes too many predictable moves.

September 25, 2015 | Full Review…

The otherwise congenial film plays itself to a draw because of flat characters and a script that overdoes the melodrama in the service of checking off a series of genre tropes borrowed from sports movies.

September 25, 2015 | Full Review…

There isn't a single surprising development or unforeseen story turn in "Endgame," and yet, as a study in formulaic Screenwriting 101 filmmaking, it's really rather pleasant and sometimes surprisingly moving.

June 27, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Inspiring, if cheesy, story about chess has tragic moments.

October 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[A] staid but well-intentioned after-school special game movie that's been checkmated by clichés.

October 8, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A very modest film having much in common with the after-school Disney TV shows about kids and geared to kids. If you have kids that play chess, they'll enjoy this.

September 25, 2015 | Full Review…

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