The Dark Horse Synopsis
THE DARK HORSE is based on the true story of Genesis ‘Gen’ Potini (Cliff Curtis), a Maori speed-chess champion seeking redemption and a new purpose in life despite his struggles with bipolar disorder.
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An amazing confirmation of the human spirit

By mwjensen58
Powerful...heart wrenching...paying forward the gift we have can give us the greatest reward....SEE this movie!...

By Michaeltorchia
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Lovely Film

By bniforth
Cliff Curtis gives a great performance in a film that tells what could be a standard underdog team film. it's elevated by the cultural pride and its factual basis. Also the good supporting...

Another fine human being bothered by demons!

By goldlizsts
It's always good to see a movie of a true humanly human being helping others, and him-/herself along the way. Potini attained greatness through helping the kids, and himself along the way. One...

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Rated R | For Drug Use and Language Throughout.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Soulful story about chess, mental illness, and redemption.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS