Indie Game: The Movie Reviews

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March 4, 2019
Everybody would benefit just from seeing how hard these guys work doing something they love to death. Their enthusiasm is awe-inspiring.
December 17, 2018
While it's wonderful that the film is able to shine a light on an exciting group of innovators as they come into their own, Swirsky and Pajot should get equal recognition for capturing the moment as it's happening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 26, 2012
The film becomes a cheerleader for its subjects, which limits its ability to understand them.
June 18, 2012
A passionate, deeply affecting celebration of a medium too often derided.
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.
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.
May 29, 2012
The struggles these guys face getting their games done are monumental, and makes for some really tense, anxious stuff.
May 29, 2012
Indie Game provides a gripping and consistently entertaining insight into this unique sub-set of the games industry.
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.
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.
May 29, 2012
With just a Canon DSLR and help from for funding, Swirsky and Pajot have created a beautiful and fascinating look into the creative process in a never-been-told medium.
May 25, 2012
Not only one of the best documentaries of the year, but one of the best films period.
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.
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.
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.
May 18, 2012
It made me care very much about a topic that filled me with indifference.
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