Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe
  • PG
  • 2h 4m
  • 2016
Certified Fresh93%
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Certified Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: Queen of Katwe is a feel-good movie of uncommon smarts and passion, and outstanding performances by Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo help to elevate the film past its cliches.
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Common Sense Says
Inspiring true tale of girl Ugandan chess champ.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Queen of Katwe is the inspiring true story of a girl from the slums of Uganda who becomes a chess champion. It has strong themes of empathy, humility, integrity, perseverance, and teamwork. But there are also many hard scenes that little kids might not understand -- or could be upset by -- making it best for tweens and up. A boy who's run over by a motorcycle gets stitches without painkillers, another child is almost swept away in a flash flood, and a teen girl is lured from her family by an untrustworthy man who promises her a better life. The central family is homeless and must sleep on the street, and some scenes include background drinking and smoking. But in the end this is a beautifully told, entertaining drama about a strong, smart, loyal girl that will give families a lot to talk about.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 23, 2016
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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