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Queen of Katwe

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"Queen of Katwe" centers on a young girl (Nalwanga) selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda, whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

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90/100
In Ms. Nair’s hands, Phiona’s story has a richness and unpredictability that separates it from other, superficially similar movies. It also has the buoyant, cleareyed feel for t...
132d ago
90/100
Toronto 2016: Director Mira Nair gives “inspirational” a good name with the powerful true story of real-life Ugandan chess champion Phiona Mutesi.
132d ago
Nair's film, her best in a long time, is hardly the first to use a chessboard as a symbol of one life's struggles. It is, however, one of the best.
132d ago
Just try to resist the charms of Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe, a triumph-of-the-human-spirit movie that’s ultimately, well, triumphant.
132d ago
83/100
Who knew an uplifting Disney chess movie could be so satisfying?
132d ago
David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o deliver nuanced performances in a movie which threatens to back itself into a corner but has enough zest and intelligence to carry through.
132d ago
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Queen of Katwe release date for Blu-ray, DVD, VOD January 31, 2017 4 Weeks Ago

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Queen of Katwe was released on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD 28d ago in the US.
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January 31, 2017Confirmed
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Cinema
September 23, 2016Confirmed
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DVD
January 31, 2017Confirmed
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Streaming
TBAConfirmed
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VOD
January 31, 2017Confirmed
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TBAConfirmed
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October 21, 2016Confirmed
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TBAConfirmed
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