A small Brooklyn high school where a number of impoverished students compete to be among the top Chess players in the nation, a distinction no one would imagine their intercity school could achieve.
This infectious image of celebration could do well for many reluctant cineastes. The design itself could probably have used a lot more creativity, though.
There's little doubt that this story has the capability for great emotional involvement and enthusiasm among those who would give it a chance. It isn't an inventive trailer by any means, but it should work well for fans of the documentary genre.
Add another film to the long list of documentaries that are vying for a small number of slots at the Oscars.
-Wesley Lovell (October 14, 2012) Original