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By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Political thriller based on real events; threat, language.

Movie R 2023 118 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Fun movie with great messages

This movie shows main characters’s navigating difficult and unknown political landscapes. I like the story of the Tetris game and his inventor’s life. It’s inspiring for teens and adults to be persistent and resourceful and to see possibilities in the most unlikely places. F words are common but in general is suitable for teens 13 and up. It was a great positive story to watch with family.

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Great messages
Too much swearing
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age 14+

Wildly entertaining!

Excellent “based on true story” film, is wildly entertaining! Not only is this a story of tenacity and honest vs. dishonest business practices, it is also a great story of friendship as well as the power of integrity in the midst of corruption. Entire family loved it!!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (3):

There is so much more to this historical drama than meets the eye. Rather than a by-the-numbers biopic about the man who discovered a game that went on to obtain global popularity, what transpires is an incredibly political thriller that pits nations against one another, with Tetris in the middle of it all. By the latter stages, the constant back and forth, contract disputes, and loopholes, do grow a little tedious. But Egerton keeps the story watchable, playing Rogers with a satisfying blend of wide-eyed idealism and a beat-up worn-out demeanor. Credit must also go to director Jon S. Baird who adds some creative touches that carry the film when the narrative wanes. This includes the use of graphics from the game and a soundtrack reflective of the era. An enjoyable film but one that fails to capture the addictive magic of the game.

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