Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe
  • PG
  • 2h 4m
  • 2016
Certified Fresh93%
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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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.
Reviews
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
Fresh

When the feel good finish rolls round, you feel it's been fully earned.

June 25, 2017
Associated Press
Sandy Cohen
Fresh

The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set Queen of Katwe apart from other...

June 25, 2017
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Fresh

Queen of Katwe mostly does what you expect it to do (albeit vivaciously). Then, like its Ugandan h...

June 25, 2017
Little White Lies
David Jenkins
Fresh

A set of solid performances power this underdog flick to victory.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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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