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Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed of the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future.
Computer Chess struck me as the movie most perfectly made for the hardest core nerds among us. --Monty Cristo, Ain't It Cool News
Computer programmers converge on a hotel in the 80s to pit their chess playing software against each other.
This low-key surreal comedy is an absurd delight. Read more
You have to have some serious patience on order to get into a movie like this. You couldn't have found a more uninteresting way to to bring about computers 'playing chess'.Published 1 month ago by Anthony S. Gonzales
Close to being kick-ass, but lost me about 2/3 of the way through. Good premise, good execution, but lacked any real character development, and the plot kinda trailed off at the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by William Rusch
What a bizarre, hilarious little movie. As a chess player and software developer, it was easy for me to get into the strange little world that the movie team created. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Vince Fedorchak
I like this film less and less the more I think about it. The few good features vanish from memory and I am left thinking much more of all the bad features. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Christopher Ammons
Yes, another indie. Copyright 2013 and no rating, so it never showed in general theatres. The director tries to re-create (in grainy black and white, though color filming REALLY... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Karl E. Weaver
If anyone would like this movie, it would be me. I love chess, played lots of computer chess, am a programmer, and was a college student in 1980, the time this... Read more
This low key mockumentary is so dry in it’s humor that it’s more likely to produce a nostalgic or rueful smile than a belly laugh. Set at a 1980s man vs. Read morePublished 13 months ago by K. Gordon