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Ratings & Reviews

  1. carlosleite's rating of the film Queen of Katwe

  2. msmichel's rating of the film Queen of Katwe

    A by-the-numbers family friendly film by a director capable of so much more. This is the kind of 'feel good' picture made by committee not a maverick like Nair once was (Salaam Bombay, Kama Sutra, Mississippi Masala). Performances by newcomer Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo are quite good.

  3. lindasdfghjkl's rating of the film Queen of Katwe

  4. Cartaphilus's rating of the film Queen of Katwe

  5. Tom Cottey's rating of the film Queen of Katwe

    Great storytelling by Nair, one of the finest directors we have and very moving at that.

  6. janice.hughes's rating of the film Queen of Katwe

    A touching film of a 10 year old Phiona (Madina Malwanga) from Kampala who's an extraordinary chess player imagining eight moves ahead. Her coach Katende, David Oyelowo gives us a terrific performance and there's a spirited power emanating from her mother Lupita Nyong'o. Mira Nair's film portrays the reality of living in one of the world's worst crime ridden slums, where you'll be robbed and suffer many illnesses.

  7. Kamran's rating of the film Queen of Katwe

    Though conventional and cliche, this vibrantly shot film hits all the right marks for a truly emotional film experience. Nalwanga is unforgettable as the soft spoken Phiona, whose tenacity is perfectly measured and politely surrendered until revealed in a match. 81/100 - Great.

  8. Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Queen of Katwe

    The kind of inspiring, uplifting film we need now more than ever, and one that never loses sight of its characters nor their struggles. Frequently moving, a little long, but a strong display of character acting. Those who demanded a film like this now need to step forward and buy a ticket.

  9. Drew.'s rating of the film Queen of Katwe

    Can someone explain to me why this movie is Disney-fied over-sentimental crap, but every other sports movie isn't? As far as I'm concerned, great direction, great cinematography, and a great cast make this ~conventional~ film soar.

  10. Joe Hackman's rating of the film Queen of Katwe

    It's a shame that a studio film without any white characters has the fingerprints of white studio executives and producers all over it. Queen of Katwe has some compelling moments, but is ultimately too long, too safe, and too conventional to be worth anyone's time.