Mary Poppins Returns
Log in with Facebook
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
No consensus yet.
No consensus yet.
All Critics (28)
| Top Critics (14)
| Fresh (21)
| Rotten (7)
Although Jayanti creates an absorbing scenario of possible corporate malfeasance engineered by a group of slide-rule wielding thugs and shadowy boardroom bullies, he fails to produce the requisite smoking pawn.
Haunting and provocative documentary.
Though it never disguises its sympathies for Kasparov and contempt for a powerful corporation's machinations, docu is finally a speculation on the limits of the human mind and how truth can never be fully known.
In overemphasizing the conspiracy case, Game Over moves from being a compelling documentary to a frankly irritating one.
An engaging film.
After the interesting chess lesson is done in Game Over, all Jayanti has left is a film with one big question and no visible attempt to find any answers.
Chess, computers and intrigue.
interesting on a human level since it doesn't dwell on the strategical and analytical aspects of the game
Kasparov is a sympathetic character and, even as he belabors the outcome years later, we feel for him
What is strongly suggested, and what a casual chess player might not expect, is the degree to which the game involves psychological warfare
Propelled by the edge-of-nerves atmospherics of Robert Lane's music, this is as much a psychological thriller as a historical document.
It should be good fun for chess lovers. For the chess-indifferent, it also has some enjoyable moments.
It goes with the conspiracy story when there's a more interesting philosophical story waiting to be told.
Man Vs. Machine. The human mind takes on a computer, and fails. As we see, all men succumb to paranoia, stress, confidence and so on. But is everything as it seems? Kasparov certainly presents an interesting case, but given the times, it's only natural we all hate the big company. Sure, it's suspicious that he never got a rematch. That things were kept locked behind closed doors etc. Kasparov clearly has a love for the game, and shows himself to be better than any computer by granting a rematch to his rival from many years before. Unfortunately, the director clearly has a bias and isn't very subtle about it. When the journalist talks about his article, he is shot from a high angle, half-lit and very shadowy. He is the only person shot like this. Making it kind of humorous, but also unfair. It's a great story, and Kasparov has nothing to be ashamed of. After all, he was beaten by just a single game, and the computer took many programmers etc. Certainly sparked my interest in chess.
[font=Century Gothic]"Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine" is a frustrating documentary about the 1996 and 1997 chess matches between Garry Kasparov, human world chess champion, and Deep Blue, IBM chess computer. Kasparov won the first match but lost the rematch. The controversy begins with accusations of IBM fixing the match, even though no evidence is ever presented.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]The movie is at its best when it is about the computer experts early in the film. And I would have continued to be fascinated if it had followed that line to explore advances in computer technology. Instead, the filmmaker uses the documentary to make an anticorporate screed. There are several hundred worse things corporations do on a daily basis than rig a public relations stunt.[/font]
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.