Queen of Katwe Synopsis
A young girl from Uganda trains to become a world chess champion.
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Queen of Katwe

By panafricanfoodie
First film in ages, if ever, about Africa/Africans that does not star a white savior or wildlife. Great story, excellent casting, and beautifully shot. Even the pile of garbage with a pig rooting...


By psylocke72
My 12y.o. daughter asked to see this movie, which was an unusual choice for her. I was expecting to be a little bored since I lean more towards sci-fi and super heroes. This movie blew me away. ...

Can Anything Good Come out of Katwe

By LISlate
I loved this true story. Poor, Uneducated, and a Girl. Most people in her community thought that her only purpose in life was to service men. They didn't want her to even dream of a better life. ...

Beautiful story

By debbshere
This brought me to tears quite a few times but it was still a joyous story and well made. The inspiration that this child and all of the other chess champions have me desiring to learn the game. My...

A Wonderfully Courageous Story!

By skabak
We in the US have no idea what it is like to be poor in third world countries and to try to overcome that poverty with little or no opportunities. Here is a story of someone who had the help to do...

The Queen Reigns!

By tonedeafe
Best feel good movie I've seen in a long time! The cast was outstanding and the story was very uplifting. Sheroes come in all shapes and sizes. A great family movie with an outstanding choice of...

A slice of Uganda!

By MamaJojo
This movie does an excellent job of transporting us into the slums of Uganda. Even though it felt too long and was sometimes difficult to understand the actors, my family enjoyed this feel-good movie...

SO good!

By sarah8b
I LOVED this movie! It was very well done and fun to see. I was particularly impressed with how well it captured both the joys and struggles of Phiona's story, the difficult tension between her...

Faith, Love, Hope

By mayzin1
This move was great. It is one of those experiences that should make us appreciate All that we have and celebrate life & life's challenges and successes....

Wonderful Movie

By ginaweeks1
It's hard to imagine that a movie about chess would be gripping but I found The Queen of Katwe to be just that. It is absorbing in a way that most Hollywood movies are not, that is to say, it gives...

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Rated PG | For Thematic Elements, Some Suggestive Material and An Accident Scene
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Common Sense Media says Inspiring true tale of girl Ugandan chess champ.
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