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Jon Gries as Principal Thomas
Efren Ramirez as Mr. Alvarado
Ivonne Coll as Abuelita
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1hr 30 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 30 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by teresa-e-pfeil 10 / 10

Sweet little movie

I love this honest, innocent movie. I would feel entirely comfortable sharing it with my grandchildren yet it could be a great conversation starter. The characters and their problems are believable. The life lessons are the ones many of us must face. I have no idea why it has a low IMDb score, since it does such a wonderful job of pulling me into caring about the characters. It's also refreshing to see a made in America movie with actors that look like actual people in realistic settings. The Rio Grande Valley is best known for its poverty and as the front line to undocumented workers. Endgame lets us see beyond these issues, to the hearts of people who cope bravely and dream of a better life.

Reviewed by londonmapper 8 / 10

An excellent film that will touch your heart and make you smile

Endgame was among the nicest films I have seen this year. Based on the true story of a young rolly polly boy who lives in USA with his Mexican mother, elder brother (a star player of his school team) and his grand mother who has been teaching him chess.

The film starts to move forward within minutes, and saying anything else would be a spoiler (so yes - a lot happens - every few minutes!).

Some moments of the film tug at your heart (I could sense moments where I may have felt - and I am sure many other viewers too may have felt a feeling of deja vu - just like this child, albeit a few decades ago). Others make you smile, and some make you laugh.

If there is one thing this movie is, it is genuine. No pretenses.

It is only at the end that one realizes that this film is based on a true story of a small town in Texas.

The acting by everyone is excellent - especially the kids who act exactly like kids would have behaved. The music is lovely - Mexican style guitar mixed with simple songs.

Highly recommended viewing. Even if (perhaps especially if) you do not have any interest in the game of chess. For the film is more about childhood, dreams and people that about the game. And That, is a universal theme.

Reviewed by dunfincin 4 / 10

Te toca: no me toque

At the moment of submitting this first review, this film has a rating of 6.3 which in my view it does not deserve. I was far from convinced by any of it really . The acting was by and large OK from an unknown cast most of whom as you will see don't even have IMDb photos. Direction, camera work, lighting and so on also OK. There is not much to either like or dislike. The word bland comes to mind. The film is about largely Spanish-American schoolkids playing chess. Er, that really is just about it. There is much dialogue between the children and their parents, family members and teachers most of which is in English if it contains a plot point but they would often change to Spanish when it was just general chit-chat: to lend an air of authenticity you see. Now, I can speak Spanish so no problem for me but I can see some viewers becoming a bit frustrated if they are suddenly shut out like that. Why would people whose first language is Spanish be talking to each other in English at home anyway?

I used to be a keen chess player also but I found it difficult to follow what was going on a lot of the time. In the latter part of the film they appear to have reached a very high standard and are being taught complicated strategies- French opening, gambits, Engish defence and so on and you have to be very good to know or even want to know stuff like that. But in his final game the "lead" child actor makes a blunder so clumsy and ignorant that it is impossible to believe. I won't bore you with the details but a raw beginner would have seen it coming. So, if you like harmless almost vacuous films about 12 year olds playing board games then this is definitely the one for you.

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