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Queen of Katwe

A young girl overcomes her disadvantaged upbringing in the slums of Uganda to become a Chess master.

From a technical point of view, _Queen of Katwe_ is not a resounding success. There is bad audio, continuity errors, hammy dialogue, some very bizarre choices in cinematography and the occasional scene of poor acting.

The story however (while following a fairly predictable family-friendly line) is totally engrossing. Chess may not be the most engaging spectator sport, but the journey of lead-character Phiona is a thorough one, and an intriguing side-step away from the usual Disney setting.

David Oyelowo is particularly worth looking out for. He (unsurprisingly) gives a fantastic performance.

_Final rating:★★★ – I personally recommend you give it a go._
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Queen of Katwe (2016)
Rating: 7.4/10 (10,572 votes)
Director: Mira Nair
Writer: William Wheeler (screenplay by) Tim Crothers (based on the ESPN Magazine article and book by)
Stars: Madina Nalwanga David Oyelowo Lupita Nyong'o Martin Kabanza
Runtime: 124 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Biography Drama Sport
Released: 30 Sep 2016
Plot: A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.