Joueuse (Queen to Play) Reviews

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July 8, 2011
Queen To Play, however, competes on a very high level as a story of an inner journey that's not simply black-and-white.
July 3, 2011
Subtle and formulaic in its own way as 'Rocky' (or, if you prefer, 'Searching for Bobby Fischer'), but it's a more cerebral, sophisticated use of the formula than usual.
May 27, 2011
It's a little character study that really sneaks up on you.
May 13, 2011
Perhaps the only film in which a board game leads to a woman's happiness.
May 6, 2011
The miraculous Sandrine Bonnaire, with help from the dependable Kevin Kline, transforms a routine heartwarmer scenario into a thing of beauty.
May 5, 2011
Bonnaire beautifully captures her character's simmering intelligence and vague discontent; Kline, performing his entire role in French for the first time, again proves himself a master of the raised eyebrow.
May 5, 2011
If you've been dying to see Kevin Kline in his first French-speaking role or Jennifer Beals in her first chess-playing one, here it is. Your move.
May 5, 2011
A torpid story of a femme familiarizing herself with pawns and rooks.
May 5, 2011
What I enjoyed was the way the film summons up the pure obsessive passion that chess stirs in some people.
April 20, 2011
Kevin Kline's talent often makes acting look easy, and this time, just to show off, he does it in French.
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