Den of Geek | 'Queen Of Katwe' Review

Den of Geek

For all of the talk of how unusual and radical it is, Queen Of Katwe is a Disney movie, right down to its bones. Where other chess-centric movies have failed to convince us of the game's stakes or cinematic qualities, this is eight moves ahead of anything like it, boasting strong performances across the board and a hard-earned happy ending. It's deliberately paced over its 124 minutes, but it's a precious and refreshing drama that finds universal appeal in the specifics of its sports underdog story.

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