The King of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters

The King of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters

The King of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters

Documentary about a high-stakes video game contest. A middle school science teacher (Steve) and a ‘hot sauce’ mogul (Billy) battle for the Guiness World Record on the arcade classic, Donkey Kong.

200879 minsUSAEnglish
ComedyDocumentary
Director:
Seth Gordon

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The King of Kong: A Fistful Of Quarters / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

It's all true--every magical, exhilarating, infuriating, dumbfounding, jaw-dropping second of Gordon's miniature masterpiece.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie’s “Rocky” formula proves irresistible anyway; unsurprisingly, New Line has commissioned Mr. Gordon to remake this story with actors.

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San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Rolling Stone

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?

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Obsession creates its own fascination, and never more so than in King of Kong, a sprightly new documentary that's as compulsively watchable as the vintage video game it focuses on is addictive.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

It’s not just one of the best documentaries I’ve ever seen, it’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Period.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An engrossing story that plucks at the heartstrings just as hard as it pummels the fire buttons.

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