• Released
  • August 17, 2007
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 19 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Documentary
  • 116 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe vie for the world record in the classic game ''Donkey Kong.''

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Critic Ratings

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100

Chicago Tribune

Gordon's documentary proves better than 90 percent of the manufactured stories out this summer. One can breathe a sigh of relief that it...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A funny and madly arresting new documentary.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A portrait of two different men whose compulsion for Donkey Kong is hilarious.
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88

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Heartbreaking and hilarious.
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88

Premiere

If you don't play at all, you may find yourself enjoying this film more than anyone, because you'll at least get all the laughs with none...
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88

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Like "Air Guitar Nation," the stranger-than-fiction cast of characters is fascinating, and their high-stakes machinations are nothing short...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
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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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
A nuanced study in obsession, dedication, manipulation, ethics and how the all-American need to be the best at something -- anything -- can...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A documentary that is beyond strange, follows two arch-enemies in their grim, long-term rivalry, which involves way more time than any...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Who would have guessed that a documentary about gamers obsessed with scoring a world record at Donkey Kong would not only be roaringly...
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Rated PG-13 | For a brief sexual reference
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Amusing documentary duel at the video arcade.
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