Video Games: The Movie Reviews

August 1, 2014
Homage to gaming pioneers is tween friendly but overlong.
July 18, 2014
It takes a certain mix of hubris and willful ignorance to begin a documentary about video games with a quote from Gandhi.
July 18, 2014
"Video Games: The Movie" doesn't just preach to the choir, it puts that choir on a pedestal and costumes it in golden robes.
July 17, 2014
Unfocused and repetitive, this feature-length commercial by Jeremy Snead uses a muddled timeline and bargain basement graphics to produce a horn-tooting, "Aren't games awesome?" tone.
July 17, 2014
It's a lovefest in which critics' voices and debate are simply absent, and the only talking space is wonder, nostalgia and excitement for the future.
July 17, 2014
A by-the-books documentary that gives the history of video games bracketed with the voices of spirited members of the vast community of gamers, Video Games: The Movie is aimed squarely at its target audience.
July 17, 2014
Despite some organizational issues, Video Games: The Movie is an informative and entertaining look at the birth of the medium we know and love.
July 17, 2014
The modern stuff is undeniably fawning. But given the eye-popping visuals, you understand the enthusiasm. Especially if you left your heart, and thousands of dollars in quarters, in an arcade.
July 17, 2014
Beyond associating breakthroughs with particular years and companies, Video Games: The Movie has trouble moving beyond generalities.
July 17, 2014
Unwilling to jeopardize his access, Snead turns into a salesman. I'd rather hear more about the creation of Pitfall.
July 16, 2014
Video Games: The Movie is breezy and entertaining, but it's also obvious and simplistic. This is Video Games 101, when the people most likely to be interested in seeing it will want to learn something much more.
July 15, 2014
Video Games: The Movie opens with a barrage of statistics before segueing into a sketchy history lesson-cum-industry promotion.
July 15, 2014
You'd have to be a real nob to glean anything substantial from this superficial, haphazardly structured primer on videogame history.
July 15, 2014
There's little analysis, in-depth history, anecdotal humor, or even well-selected gameplay clips. Ironically, Video Games: The Movie is almost no fun whatsoever.
July 15, 2014
There's certainly a lot of information there, but it lacks a sense of fun, coming off instead as a staid and often padded affair.
July 14, 2014
Jeremy Snead's doc comes off more as a commercial for a grand, overarching product that isn't finished being developed.
June 19, 2014
A slick, entertaining survey of electronic gaming's history to date.