Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine Reviews

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June 21, 2007
Chess, computers and intrigue.
April 1, 2006
February 3, 2006
interesting on a human level since it doesn't dwell on the strategical and analytical aspects of the game
June 3, 2005
Kasparov is a sympathetic character and, even as he belabors the outcome years later, we feel for him
April 8, 2005
What is strongly suggested, and what a casual chess player might not expect, is the degree to which the game involves psychological warfare
March 27, 2005
Propelled by the edge-of-nerves atmospherics of Robert Lane's music, this is as much a psychological thriller as a historical document.
March 25, 2005
It should be good fun for chess lovers. For the chess-indifferent, it also has some enjoyable moments.
March 18, 2005
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.
March 17, 2005
Haunting and provocative documentary.
March 4, 2005
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.
March 4, 2005
In overemphasizing the conspiracy case, Game Over moves from being a compelling documentary to a frankly irritating one.
March 4, 2005
It's a fascinating story, and mostly because Garry Kasparov is a fascinating subject.
March 4, 2005
An engaging film.
February 11, 2005
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.
February 3, 2005
If you don't know a knight's gambit from a rook switcheroo -- or if you don't know there's no such thing as a rook switcheroo -- it probably won't interest you.
January 27, 2005
One of the most exciting, instructive and sheerly entertaining of all chess films.
January 14, 2005
Short on investigative journalism but long on drama.
January 14, 2005
Teases us into believing it's interested in global questions and hard-to-find answers, when really all it wants is to dazzle us with brute force, then dump us before we realize we've been had.
December 31, 2004
It piques our interest in a subject we knew little about and never thought we'd care to see on a screen, then wastes our newfound curiosity through a lack of material and directorial diligence.
December 16, 2004
Tells a gripping story that resonates with numerous subtexts.
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