Über Goober (2004)

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Über Goober focuses on the often-misunderstood, sometimes-controversial, and always-kind-of-geeky world of Gamers. Director Steve Metze examines several different groups including historical miniature gamers, role-players, and those known simply as "LARPers." The film also explores opposition from religious groups, negative media portrayals, and some of the meanest 'man-on-the-street' interviews ever committed to video. Meet the Gamers, learn their exotic language, see their bizarre rituals, gasp at their semi-authentic costumes, and thrill to the painting techniques on their miniatures!

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Critic Reviews for Über Goober

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

You'll laugh just watching it, and the absurdity is equally apparent to the participants.

Apr 14, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

While one has to make allowances for its home-movie quality, this little movie's affectionately lowbrow treatment of an often-maligned subculture has a certain homely charm.

Apr 16, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The whole documentary may seem silly or boring to non-gamers, and you're probably supposed to laugh with them, not at them.

Apr 15, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Why the Godfather of gaming was exiled to the 'extras' on the DVD is a mystery to me. Outside of that, it's a decent flick.

Apr 1, 2005 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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