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Madina Nalwanga Madina Nalwanga
Phiona Mutesi
David Oyelowo David Oyelowo
Robert Katende
Lupita Nyong Lupita Nyong'o
Nakku Harriet
Martin Kabanza Martin Kabanza
Mugabi Brian
Taryn Kyaze Taryn Kyaze
Night
Ivan Jacobo Ivan Jacobo
Young Richard
Nicolas Levesque Nicolas Levesque
Older Richard
Ronald Ssemaganda Ronald Ssemaganda
Ivan


Written by
William Wheeler William Wheeler
(screenplay by)


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Queen of Katwe

1 year, 6 months ago at Oct 6 14:55
True emotional uplift is hard to accomplish in the movies, especially in “based on a true story” variations that trend towards easy emotional manipulation and sugary sentimentality. Leave it to a more idiosyncratic director like Mira Nair to take the “child prodigy-made-good-through-sports” story under Disney’s guiding hand and make it feel vibrant, alive, and fresh.   Queen of Katwe ... read more

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1 year, 2 months ago at Feb 11 4:02
Notes:
*I knew just about nothing before watching this.
*All I knew is that it was about chess, who was in it, and that it was made by Disney.
*My main reasons to check this out were my wife and because of Lupita Nyong'o.
*Mira Nair also directed New York, I Love You which I enjoyed.
*I haven't seen anything from William Wheeler, but I have heard of at least one other... read more
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A young girl from Uganda trains to become a world chess champion.
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" Familiar Actors: David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o True Rating: 10/10 My Review: Review of Katwe"


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BAMF posted a review 1 year, 2 months ago

“Notes:

*I knew just about nothing before watching this.

*All I knew is that it was about chess, who was in it, and that it was made by Disney.

*My main reasons to check this out were my wife and because of Lupita Nyong'o.

*Mira Nair also directed New York, I Love You which I enjoyed.

*I haven't seen anything from William Wheeler, but I have heard of at least one other film of his.

*I always adore these inspirational movies even more so when they are from Disney.

*So now let us see what this has for us.

Pros:

*The newcomers are actually pretty good especially the lead.

*The acting is pretty great from everyone to be honest.

*It takes place in Uganda, but there were similarities I no” read more

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"The acting was fine by the entire cast but unfortunately I found nothing to grab me in this film, had plenty of cliches but they didn't even build up to anything that really held my interest, which was a shame. Spent more time on the situation that the girl and her family were living through and not on chess but I simply did not find their characters, nor that of her chess teacher to be at all engaging. So despite the good attempt I have to judge Queen of Katwe as a mediocre film that will have "



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