Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe
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Disney presents Queen of Katwe, a movie based on a vibrant true story starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo, and directed by Mira Nair. A Ugandan girl’s life changes forever when she discovers she has an amazing talent for chess, in this celebration of the human spirit.
David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga, Martin Kabanza, Martin Kabanza, Taryn "Kay" Kyaze, Esther Tebandeke, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Ethan Nazario Lubega, Nikita Waligwa, Ronald Ssemaganda, Peter Odeke, Philip Luswata, Hope Katende, Joanitta Bewulira-Wandera, Ivan Jacobo, Nicolas Levesque, Edgar Kanyike, Hope Katende, Maurice Kirya, Nhlahla “Minkey” Ndlovu, Jack Kinobe Sserunkuuma, Irene Kulabako Kakembo, Allen Musumba, Rori Motuba, Aaron Moloisi, Akin Omotoso, Maggie Benedict, Rehema Nanfuka, Samuel Tebandeke, Charles Mulekwa, Lele Ledwaba, Jonathan Diabaig, Flory Kegbia, Linda Radebe, Warren Ncube, Siyabonga Xaba, Elizabeth Kirabo, Carina Nel, Ivy Komukyeya, Charity Rose Pimer, Isaac Muwawu Gwayambadde, Aida Mbowa, Jessica Mazzi, Isaac Muwawu Gwayambadde, Sheebah Karungi, Okuyo Joel Atiku Prynce, Richard Tuwangye, Zohran Kwame Mamdani, Lukenge Yusuf, Peter Musibira, Sarah Nansubuga, Teslim Animashaun, David Kisakye, Lezon Mark Mugwanya, Sarah Kisauzi, David Kisakye Kagwa, Anne-Marie Bewulira-Wandera, Sarah Kisawuzi
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
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 Media
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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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Release Date:September 23, 2016
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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