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Indie Game: The Movie Reviews

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Nicola Balkind
The Skinny
February 20, 2013
Aptly demonstrates just how much they are willing to sacrifice to that end, bearing hardship and putting lives on pause to reach that final product of a completed game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Northmore
The List
February 12, 2013
It gives an insight into the creative process and the drive and passion necessary to produce something you want to share with the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 16, 2012
Compelling from start to finish, the movie is a real eye-opener for the uninitiated as it cogently makes the argument that video games deserve to be taken as seriously as movies, novels, paintings and more esteemed artistic disciplines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 25, 2012
Watching [a programmer] reboot a computer at a trade show over and over again was hardly what I'd call stirring cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
June 26, 2012
The film becomes a cheerleader for its subjects, which limits its ability to understand them.
Full Review | Original Score: 48/100
Shaun Munro
What Culture
June 18, 2012
A passionate, deeply affecting celebration of a medium too often derided.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Wenzel
Denver Post
June 1, 2012
Like punk rock or alternative comedy, it's a DIY pursuit that pits go-it-alone types against an industry machine, often breeding exciting but intensely idiosyncratic art in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Allison Loring
Film School Rejects
May 29, 2012
Even if you are "pursuing your dreams," at the end of the day, work is work. It may be more exciting and different than your average 9-5 cubicle life, it is still a job with deadlines, pressure, and stress.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Devin Faraci
Birth.Movies.Death.
May 29, 2012
The struggles these guys face getting their games done are monumental, and makes for some really tense, anxious stuff.
Chris Tilly
IGN Movies
May 29, 2012
Indie Game provides a gripping and consistently entertaining insight into this unique sub-set of the games industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto
May 29, 2012
You don't have to be the type who keeps an Atari in a trophy case to be enthralled by Indie Game: The Movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark Bell
Film Threat
May 29, 2012
Indie Game: The Movie is more than just a film about video games, it's an examination of the artistic spirit and the latest evolution of independent artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Vince Horiuchi
Salt Lake Tribune
May 29, 2012
With just a Canon DSLR and help from Kickstarter.com for funding, Swirsky and Pajot have created a beautiful and fascinating look into the creative process in a never-been-told medium.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 25, 2012
Not only one of the best documentaries of the year, but one of the best films period.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Guy Dixon
Globe and Mail
May 25, 2012
This is about developers communicating with the world in the most creative, productive way they know how. It's about the artistic process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
May 24, 2012
A remarkable statement about a modern paperless product with paperless funding, paperless sales and paperless enjoyment. However, the exposure of the artists and the hovering threat of failure will never change.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
May 24, 2012
You may have never picked up a game console in your life, but there's universal access thanks to compelling stories in Indie Game: The Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jason Bailey
DVDTalk.com
May 18, 2012
It made me care very much about a topic that filled me with indifference.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2012
[A] smart, involving documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
May 18, 2012
"Indie Game: The Movie" lays bare the passion behind the pixels, revealing the sweat, tears and sleep deprivation that go into trying to make the latest gaming sensation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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