Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

DVD - 2017
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Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

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wildct2003
Nov 14, 2017

Leisurely paced film about chess and life in Uganda.

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llane
Sep 22, 2017

Amazingly enjoyable movie about belief in oneself

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garycornell
Sep 10, 2017

Just an amazing movie!

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BridgettM
Aug 01, 2017

If you are familiar with the basic formula for an inspiring film, you probably won't be too surprised by this movie. The formula is done very well here, though, and Queen of Katwe is worth seeing at least once. I'm sure I would have liked it more if I understood and played chess. The movie is rated PG for thematic elements, an accident scene and some suggestive material.

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Xny555
Jul 30, 2017

Loved this movie, based on a true story. Highly recommend.

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uncommonreader
Jul 14, 2017

I am sure that the story on which this film was based was inspiring, but the movie was very sanitized with too many Disney emotional moments.

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Cedowns2
Jul 10, 2017

The gift that keeps on giving. My brother recommended this movie, saying he and wife and kids loved it. Well, I liked subject matter, but was worried about Disney treatment. Man was I blown away! Should have known... director Mira Nair usually doesn't disappoint (Monsoon Wedding, Bend It Like Beckham) and here is no exception. She has a real eye for place...and the colors of the land and its people wherever she is telling the story. Also great acting all around.

CRRL_AdrianaP Jun 07, 2017

Our whole family watched this and really enjoyed it. Amazing story!

AL_KATI May 15, 2017

Uplifting family-friendly film about using your gifts no matter your situation.

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samjenks
May 12, 2017

Good family movie. American that say they are poor should view this movie.

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justsayit
Nov 01, 2017

An amazing story of persistence, hope, believing in oneself, and the value of a mentor.

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