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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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Based on 23 Queen of Katwe reviews, Queen of Katwe gets an average review score of 76.
90/100
www.nytimes.comCinema
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...
365d ago
90/100
www.thewrap.comCinema
Toronto 2016: Director Mira Nair gives “inspirational” a good name with the powerful true story of real-life Ugandan chess champion Phiona Mutesi.
365d ago
88/100
www.chicagotribune.comCinema
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.
365d ago
88/100
www.seattletimes.comCinema
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.
365d ago
83/100
www.theverge.comCinema
Who knew an uplifting Disney chess movie could be so satisfying?
365d ago
4/5
www.theguardian.comCinema
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.
365d ago
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Queen of Katwe release date for Blu-ray, DVD, VOD January 31, 2017 8 Months Ago (US)
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Queen of Katwe was released on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD 260d ago in the US.
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