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83
Based on 23 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Who would have guessed that a documentary about gamers obsessed with scoring a world record at Donkey Kong would not only be roaringly funny but serve as a metaphor for the decline of Western civilization? show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    As impressive as it is geeky. Most of the principal characters look like they haven't seen daylight since "Pac-Man Fever" was on the charts. show more

  • 88
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Heartbreaking and hilarious. show more

  • 100
    Chicago Tribune

    Gordon's documentary proves better than 90 percent of the manufactured stories out this summer. One can breathe a sigh of relief that it was done right and not cobbled into another bad fictional comedy. show more

  • 88
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Like "Air Guitar Nation," the stranger-than-fiction cast of characters is fascinating, and their high-stakes machinations are nothing short of mind-boggling. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    A portrait of two different men whose compulsion for Donkey Kong is hilarious. show more

  • 88
    Premiere

    If you don't play at all, you may find yourself enjoying this film more than anyone, because you'll at least get all the laughs with none of the cringing self-recognition. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A documentary that is beyond strange, follows two arch-enemies in their grim, long-term rivalry, which involves way more time than any human lifetime should devote to Donkey Kong. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    A nuanced study in obsession, dedication, manipulation, ethics and how the all-American need to be the best at something -- anything -- can shape a life. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Not since "300" have I seen such manly mano-a-mano-ing as the iron clash of wills in the docu mentary King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. show more

  • May 22, 2008 itybitycommity
    Report This User

    I don't believe the review numbers you gave this movie....Nurd city type of entertainment.........

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