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Propelled by the edge-of-nerves atmospherics of Robert Lane's music, this is as much a psychological thriller as a historical document.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 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
It's a fascinating story, and mostly because Garry Kasparov is a fascinating subject.
March 4, 2005
An engaging film.
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.
December 16, 2004
Tells a gripping story that resonates with numerous subtexts.
December 8, 2004
This is all great, compelling stuff, and although director Jayanti sometimes goes overboard with his technique (weird inserts, strange camera angles), it's a story that practically tells itself.
December 3, 2004
Has the paranoid tone and narrative urgency of a conspiracy thriller.
December 3, 2004
Vikram Jayanti's solid documentary is still fairly suspenseful.
December 3, 2004
Director Vikram Jayanti makes a nail-biter out of the historic 1997 match between the charismatic, mordantly funny Kasparov and the steamer trunks of circuitry.
December 2, 2004
Gripping, suspenseful, and spiced with fascinating information about the long history of chess between human and mechanical opponents.
November 30, 2004
Vikram Jayanti's gripping documentary Game Over reminds us that chess legend Garry Kasparov's greatest victory was charged with political significance.
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