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Based on 23 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 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

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

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