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February 25, 2017
A film that shows that even outcasts can create outcasts if they don't fit the mold. Good vs. Evil in what would be one of the best sports docs of all time if it was about an actual sport.
November 21, 2016
One of the more interesting documentaries you'll ever see, "The King of Kong" delves into the subculture of competitive retro video gaming. Science teacher Steve Wiebe fills the shoes of the lovable underdog, trying to dethrone longtime record holder Billy Mitchell for the top score in Donkey Kong. The film brings many colorful personalities to light; it certainly does no favors for Billy Mitchell, who comes off as woefully insecure about his video game records, despite his successes in the food industry.
October 15, 2016
A compelling watch, although, at the end of the day, I have to agree with Jillian...
August 11, 2016
Loaded with fantastic wisdom, this documentary looks deeply into a sub culture you didn't even know existed.

"If you want your name written into history, you have to pay the price." ~ Billy Mitchell
August 6, 2016
I go to comic cons, I know a lot of geeks and nerds, but boy, some people do take things way to seriously. I was never one for video games, well, that's not true, I am a Mario Kart fan, but those games I use to play back in the day on my Atari 2600 or at Aladdin's Castle, if I play them now, I play it for that vintage fun from a time long gone. For people to spend that much time playing these old games, trying to set records, is crazy to me. Some of the people in this film kind of freak me out. I guess fame is different for all those who want it though. If you want to see a film about obsession, this is the one to see.
June 8, 2016
I have to question if this is a real journalistic documentary? Because it plays so much like a scripted comedy. The film really got me behind the underdog Steve as he embarks on his quest beat the cocky champ Billy, but victory is not easy as the corrupt world of classic arcade games stands in his way.
I enjoyed the fantastical and absurd nature of this documentary. There are some interesting people out there and this film makes a compelling portrayal.
May 25, 2016
An AMAZING documentary that shows the absolute cutthroatedness (I made up a word for this review) of competitive arcade gaming. If you have time to watch just one documentary, especially one about video games, watch this one. You will not regret it.
May 20, 2016
Wonderful doc that uses video game highscores a backdrop to a tell a story about real people instead of vice versa.
½ March 10, 2016
A heartfelt film about classic competitive gaming between an arrogant hot shot and a humble gamer. This documentary made some waves upon its release 15 years ago and somehow reels you into what some would consider an insignificant pursuit.
½ February 21, 2016
'The King of Kong' gives us a glimpse of two fascinating and contrasting men, Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell, and their longstanding Donkey Kong rivalry. Who would have thought that a film about a video game rivalry could say so much about human nature and be such gleeful fun at the same time?
February 12, 2016
Very entertaining movie about a battle between nerds lol
½ December 6, 2015
A fantastically told true life story of good vs evil. I don't think I've been this engrossed in a video game since Star Fox 64 destroyed my childhood.
September 27, 2015
This is by far one of my favorite documentaries of all time. Great narrative structure and characters that care about.
September 3, 2015
Entertaining, unforgettable and pretty remarkable but still staged!
August 17, 2015
This is one of those great little movies that will have you laughing and in intensity throughout!
August 8, 2015
Ummmm.... A world I have no place to comment on. Wow!
½ August 7, 2015
Who doesn't love a great underdog story? Add to that one of the great film villains in Billy Mitchell and this is a documentary that's infinitely watchable.
August 5, 2015
Funny cast of characters, interesting story, solid doc.
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