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Cast & Crew

Jan Dixon
Rita Norr
Eric Chaikin
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Critic Reviews for Word Wars

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (4)

Audience Reviews for Word Wars

  • Apr 19, 2011
    An extraordinary band of misfits embark on trying to win a Scrabble tournament. I love seeing people with such eccentricities. I enjoy a good game of Scrabble, but these guys are obsessed. This also damages them as characters. Most don't have jobs, instead deciding to focus on Scrabble. Also, they don't tend to be that smart. They simply memorize what's allowed and what isn't The film takes us to a number of places and events, but never gets exceptionally interesting. It also doesn't build up the tension of the games, just simple notes on who's winning pop up on screen. A nice piece as a simple observation of a strange world, but doesn't explore the subject.
    Luke B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2009
    My boyfriend is weird, so he makes me watch all these documentaries with him...which I tend to enjoy for the most part. Word Wars is about a group of guys who participate in a Scrabble competition. They are obsessed with winning and the documentary follows them as they play. They are crazy guys, but it's still interesting to watch.
    Nani V Super Reviewer
  • Sep 15, 2008
    If you're a fan of scrabble, you will like this doc. The subjects are obsessed with the popular board game.
    Wu C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 07, 2007
    A sad yet interesting look into the world of Scrabble and the people who try to make a living winning small cash prizes.
    James A Super Reviewer

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