How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

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On the eve of the draft lottery in Thailand, Oat remembers trying to convince his older brother to change his fate.

Cast & Crew

Natarat Lakha
Kitty
Vatanya Thamdee
Auntie
Anawat Patanawanichkul
Junior
Nuntita Khampiranon
Singer
Josh Kim
Director
Josh Kim
Screenwriter
Anthimes Arunroj-Angkul
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Chris Lee
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Stea Lim
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Michael Rogers
Executive Producer
Mark Chen
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Kuo Loon Loh
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Critic Reviews for How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)

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  • Kim makes it all look so effortless and natural, and his film's bittersweet climax will stay with you.

    October 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • How To Win At Checkers (Every Time) signals the arrival of a talented and observant artist making killer moves in coaxing the best out of his material and his actors.

    October 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This low-key but deeply felt tale of fraternal bonds... reps a confident feature-length debut for the Texas-born Kim, who brings both non-native objectivity and a traveler's eye for geographic detail to the pic's earthy Bangkok setting.

    October 9, 2015 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Variety
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  • How to Win at Checkers is annoyingly uneven, a character study that has fleshed out the least interesting elements and left the engaging ones firmly in the margins.

    February 18, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The length of the work results in a lean, effective and moving look at class divisions, sexuality and politics in Thailand.

    March 2, 2016 | Rating: Recommended | Full Review…
  • Anyone looking for the answer to checkers success might be disappointed, but everyone else should find something to admire and engage with in Kim's profoundly winning film.

    October 12, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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