searching-for-bobby-fischer,Searching for Bobby Fischer, Akeelah and the Bee [DVD] [Canadian; Bilingual]
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"...Earnest and well-acted....Mantegna adds to his portfolio with a fine, subdued performance....Joan Allen is strong..."Variety "...Works movingly and most effectively as a family drama..."New York Times "...Riveting." -- Rating: A-Entertainment Weekly "...Wonderful....A film of remarkable sensitivity and insight....By the end of SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISHER we have learned something about tournament chess, and a great deal about human nature..."Chicago Sun-Times "Accessible, involving..."USA Today104.5759

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"[A]n underdog story that manages to inspire without being sappy."New York Times "[T]his feel-gooder revels in its hip-to-be-square hyperliteracy, and neatly exceeds its own PSA-ness..." -- Grade: B+Entertainment Weekly "Palmer is a natural....There's nothing cynical about Akeelah's story of courage and determination."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "You'll have a lump in your throat during this heart-tugger..."Total Film "AKEELAH AND THE BEE is most successful in the way it generates tension during the spelling-bee scenes."Sight and Sound0.1346183

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