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Computer Chess

Computer Chess Movie Poster
Posted on July 4, 2015 by James Shults

Release Date: November 7, 2013

Director: Andrew Bujalski

Overall Rating: Ugly

At a 1970’s era computer chess convention, a group of programmers pit computer chess programs against each other in an effort to find a program that can finally beat a human at chess.

The Good

Computer Chess does a great job of putting you in the scene. This feels every bit what it’s supposed to be. The setting looks like a real computer chess tournament and the actors feel like real participants.

The Bad

The plot of Computer Chess is a mess. At times, you have an idea where the story is going but then it changes course completely and eventually ends up nowhere.

The Ugly

The ending is baffling. I have an idea about what Computer Chess was trying to say but I’m not completely sure. More importantly, I’m not sure I even care.

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