Joueuse (Queen to Play) Reviews

July 26, 2011
[A] clever feel-good lark.
July 8, 2011
Subplots involving the heroine's resentful husband and rebellious teenage daughter never amount to much, though the story builds toward a satisfactory, if formulaic, climax.
June 30, 2011
"Queen to Play" falls somewhat into the "Pygmalion" template, but watching Bonnaire's Helene find herself makes it worthy in its own right.
June 17, 2011
Maintains a wonderful balance between grit and grace.
May 13, 2011
There's something particularly enjoyable about settling into a film whose pleasures reside in quiet moments, understated performances and the reading of subtitles.
May 5, 2011
It's almost necessary to see it twice to really appreciate fully what's going on between Kline and Bonnaire's characters over the course of the film.
January 8, 2019
This one is utterly predictable. Worse than that, it's boring.
June 2, 2014
'Queen to Play' is a humble achievement.
August 4, 2011
We've seen it over and over in the movies, but "Play" has an understated charm and convincing performances - and a palpable love of chess - that makes it work well enough.
July 13, 2011
Nearly everything about Queen to Play works, but what really sells the film -- apart from the freshness of the subject matter -- lies in the performances.