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Queen of Katwe

Directed by


Starring
Madina Nalwanga Madina Nalwanga
Phiona Mutesi
David Oyelowo David Oyelowo
Robert Katende
Lupita Nyong Lupita Nyong'o
Nakku Harriet
Taryn Kyaze Taryn Kyaze
Night
Maggie Benedict Maggie Benedict
Chess Federation Secretary


Written by
William Wheeler William Wheeler
(screenplay by)


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A good movie

2 years, 9 months ago at Oct 17 8:11
1 vote
To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Mira Nair’s work and since it was available on Disney+, I thought I might as well check it out. I have to admit that I didn’t know what it was about and it was a nice surprise to see that it was dealing with chess which is a fascinating game in my opinion. Of course, the story was after all rather gen... read more

Queen of Katwe

5 years, 10 months ago at Oct 6 14:55
1 vote
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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5 years, 6 months ago at Feb 11 4:02
1 vote
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.
Release date: 30 September 2016
Tags: Drama (2), Biography (2), Chess (2), Sport (1), 2010s (1), 2016 (1)
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“To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Mira Nair’s work and since it was available on Disney+”

johanlefourbe posted a review 2 years, 9 months ago

A good movie

“To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Mira Nair’s work and since it was available on Disney+, I thought I might as well check it out. I have to admit that I didn’t know what it was about and it was a nice surprise to see that it was dealing with chess which is a fascinating game in my opinion. Of course, the story was after all rather generic and predictable but I still think it was uplifting and inspiring. On top of that, even though it might be expected from such a Disney production, they didn’t sugar-coat the damned thing at all and the life in this shanty town in Uganda seemed terribly bleak and grim as it should be. It was also refreshing that the main character was not your typical white saviour as it is unfortunately usua” read more

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